Established in 1954, Essays in History is the annual publication of the Corcoran Department of History at the University of Virginia. Seeking high-quality work by emerging scholars, EiH publishes peer-reviewed articles in all fields of historical inquiry, as well as reviews of the most recent scholarship. EiH serves as a resource to students, teachers, researchers, and enthusiasts of historical studies.
Updates: Our 2015 issue is now online. Please follow the link to read David Purificato's article, Signifier of Sophistication: The Bookcase in Nineteenth Century Periodical and Literature Illustrations.