Based in Brisbane on Jagera / Yuggara and Turrbal country, Footnote is a community of people who want to discuss and analyse the world with an awareness of how the past effects the present. It was founded in 2020 to showcase the work of early career historians, students, and creatives.
We focus on academic essays but also run articles, interviews, reviews, and other writing on history.
We publish Summer and Winter editions to coincide with our local academic semesters.
A shortlist selected by our editorial board is published in print biannually.
Footnote Journal is published by the University of Queensland Modern History Society. Our operations are made possible with funding from the Society, student grants, and donations, as well as the volunteer efforts of our editorial board and partners. We work in affiliation with the UQ Publications Society (University of Queensland, Australia) and Panoramic the Magazine (Cambridge University, United Kingdom).
Acknowledgement of Country
The creators of Footnote and the executive of the UQ Modern History Society acknowledge the sovereignty of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples over the lands and waters upon which our contributors live, work, and learn. This sovereignty has never been ceded.
We acknowledge the Turrbal and Jagera / Yuggera Peoples and their traditional custodianship of the areas around Meanjin (Brisbane). We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, while recognising that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples are the continuing custodians of millennia-old stories, traditions, and histories.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images or names of deceased persons.