The Middle Ground Journal: World History and Global Studies

ISSN: 2155-1103

The Middle Ground Journal is a peer-reviewed academic journal for professionals, students, and independent scholars who have an interest in world history.

The Middle Ground Journal adheres to the principle that all students of world history, no matter where we teach, research and study, are warmly invited and encouraged to contribute. The middle ground is the common space shared between teachers and students, between research and teaching, among all levels and types of places of learning, and among different areas of specialization and methodological approaches. We embrace and seek to nurture the common ground shared by all who are committed to the studying and teaching of world history. In particular, we seek to serve as the shared, common space between world history in the K-12 institutions and world history in the colleges and universities.


The journal provides many opportunities for student participation through The Middle Ground Journal's internship program. 

  • Students may become interns for or without credits
  • Students can devote as little as one hour per week to the internship (for no credits) or a minimum of 15 hours a week (for credits)

Interns may choose to participate in one or more aspects of the Journal. For more information, download the Student Internship Fact Sheet or contact Professor Hong-Ming Liang.

Get involved

For more news and information about The Middle Ground Journal, please visit our Facebook page. Also, learn more about the North Star Project.

Acknowledgments and Ambassadors

The Middle Ground Journal gratefully acknowledges the generous sponsorship and logistical support from the College of St. Scholastica. The authors are solely responsible for the content of their essays and reviews.

Published by Midwest World History Association,
Affiliate of The World History Association
Club Members

The Middle Ground Journal / CSS History and Politics Club Student Ambassadors, 2012-2013

Contact Us


Professor Hong-Ming Liang

The College of St. Scholastica
School of Arts & Letters
Tower Hall, Room 4140
1200 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, MN 55811

Phone: (218) 723-6743

  • “The most important experience I had at St. Scholastica was interning at The Middle Ground Journal. Being a part of the Journal has been amazing for me. It taught me about the publishing process and gave me worthwhile community outreach opportunities at North Star Academy which I really enjoyed. The Journal experience has particularly helped me to see how much fields and disciplines really overlap in the real-world and how important it is to be knowledgeable in a large variety of subjects.”

    – Lee Bongey, PSEO student who attended St. Scholastica during 2012-13

  • “The Middle Ground Journal’s internship program provided me with a new perspective about how students of history can work and learn together. The program was very hands-on and I appreciated the opportunity to reach out to other schools in the Duluth community. I learned so much about the editing process and how students of different educational levels can connect over their mutual interest in world history. These experiences allowed me to see that history is more than simply learning in a classroom."

    – Megan Kelly, ’12, History Major
    Student, William Mitchell College of Law