French Colonial History is an outgrowth of the Society's ongoing relationship with Michigan State University Press, which began with the Press's publication of the 1995 FCHS Proceedings. In 2001, it turned into a journal and is no longer dependent on the Society's annual conference. Papers submitted to the journal for publication need not have been presented at the Society's annual meetings, nor must contributors be active members at the time they submit their work for publications.

Graduate students and recent post-graduates who present at the annual meeting and who subsequently publish their work in French Colonial History are eligible for the W. J. Eccles Prize.

For more information about the French Colonial Historical Society, see the FCHS website at

Ken Orosz, editor of French Colonial History, teaches at Buffalo State. Contact him at