Retrospect is a student led undergraduate journal at the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh. We began as the Edinburgh University History Society’s journal in 2006. In 2008 we were shortlisted for the Scottish Herald Award for Best Student Magazine in Scotland which we won in 2010. In 2012, we became a fully fledged society.

We publish articles online and in print. These articles include academic essays, features pieces, TV/book/film/theatre reviews, interviews with university staff and creative people, and historical fiction. Please visit our EUSA webpage for more information.

Interested in becoming a member of Retrospect?

In order to be published by us, you will need to purchase a membership valid for the academic year 2020-21.

Membership can be purchased via our EUSA society’s page for just £5 or students, and £8 for non-Edinburgh students.

Why should you become a member?

As a member of Retrospect you are guaranteed a minimum of two published articles, online and the possibility to appear in print. Our fundraising events, such as pub quizzes, band nights and other society socials, as well as our media and publishing workshops are discounted for members.

How can you write for us?

We have made some handy guides to help with your submissions:

Read our submissions guide to find our which submission style suits you best. Beginners are welcome and if you have any questions then please get in contact.

For more information, feel free to email us at informationretro@gmail.com.

All articles should be sent to retrosubmissions@gmail.com