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Concordia University Irvine

The Franciscan

A Journal of Undergraduate Research for History & Political Thought

2021, Volume II

Wise, Honorable, and Cultivated

  • 2020, Volume 2 Cover


The Franciscan is an undergraduate, peer-reviewed history journal edited by students at Concordia University Irvine and advised by Professor Rebecca Lott. Published annually, The Franciscan is an opportunity for students and alumni of Concordia University to publicize their historical and political research and share their analyses and conclusions with the large field of scholarship.

First published in 2020, The Franciscan is named after Dr. Adam Francisco, a former faculty member and alumnus of Concordia University Irvine’s History and Political Thought Department. Dr. Francisco’s dedication to students and academia was demonstrated by his service as department chair from 2015-2019. This journal, published in his honor, is a continuation of the rigorous and meticulous standards he set for the department.


  • Ryan Dunn (Editor-in-Chief)
  • Autumn Borg (Associate Editor)
  • Taylor Lau (Associate Editor)
  • Sean Nowlan (Associate Editor)

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All inquiries, suggestions, and corrections regarding our journal should be directed to the editors at [email protected]

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Literary Submission Guidelines

History is the lens we use to investigate the past and study events, characters, and cultures different from our own. History reaches far beyond a single discipline as it explores the struggles and growth of humanity across the globe and throughout time. By contributing to an undergraduate history journal, we can enter into the conversation that explores politics, economics, culture, society, and much more.

The Franciscan welcomes interdisciplinary research about history, as well as relevant papers that were written for non-history courses. Authors do not have to be history majors to submit.

All papers considered for publication in the journal The Franciscan must:

  • Feature original research utilizing primary source materials.
  • Be double spaced, 12pt Times New Roman font, paginated, with one-inch margins.
  • Be between 6 and 25 pages in length.
  • Have citations formatted as footnotes and a full bibliography in Chicago Manual of Style (CMS).

Please also prepare a short abstract and biography (100-150 words each) to include along with your submission.


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