Undergraduate Research

Connor Research
A SourceLab student presenting research at the Illinois State Legislature in Springfield

Our undergraduate students have many opportunities to pursue individual research projects on topics of their own choosing.  History is a great subject for students who like to pursue their own passions because of the scope of the field, and the breadth and depth of the faculty at Illinois make it a particularly good place to pursue independent research under expert guidance. 

Our students also have ample opportunities to participate in group research projects.  Below are some of the current undergraduate history research initiatives going on. Many history students also participate in events and get support through the Office of Undergraduate Research.

Public History @ UIUC

Explore, document, and promote hidden and forgotten stories and persons connected to our campus and the wider Champaign-Urbana community.


Our students are developing classroom-based publishing practices and technologies that will help people interested in history take advantage of newly-digitized materials more knowledgably and efficiently.

Publishing Opportunities

There are many other undergrad research publishing opportunities to help you gain the experience you need.