Tempus: The Harvard College History Review
Submissions to Tempus are evaluated based on two primary considerations. The first is the quality of the work itself, as measured by its originality and contribution to the field, its creative and thorough use of historical documents, and its clarity and concision. The second is the accessibility of the piece to the largest general audience possible. We seek pieces that a large segment of the historical community will find interesting and engaging. This does not necessarily mean that the topic must have current practical relevance. Instead, the article could approach its specific problem in a way that other historians may appreciate, or summarize the state of a particular historical sub-discipline in a way that non-specialists will find enlightening.
Any current Harvard undergraduate can submit a history paper to the editorial staff for consideration; essays are generally research papers but shorter analytic essays will also be considered. Papers must be between 12 and 25 pages with a bibliography. Chicago style citations are preferred. Most submissions are papers first prepared for Harvard classes. Book reviews are usually written by staff members, but submissions are also welcome.
To be considered for publication in Tempus, a paper must have been written entirely while the author was enrolled in an undergraduate degree program. As long as the author is a current Harvard undergraduate, Tempus will consider papers written for non-Harvard classes or programs (e.g. for a summer class or while studying abroad).