During senior year, students can explore a topic of interest and distinguish themselves by pursuing honors through completing a thesis. Talk to any history department faculty member or the department head as soon as possible. It is never too early to start brainstorming and planning!
In Fall 2019, ten thesis projects will be previewed at the Wednesday December 4 History Department Thesis Project Presentations in Ramer 103, 4:10pm-6:00pm. Including:
Gwen Ellis, “The Spies Are Among Us: What German Films Tell Us About Secret Police Systems” (Josh Sanborn, advisor)
Gabby Tropp, “Man, Myth, and Legend: El Cid and the Formation of Spanish Nationalism” (Paul Barclay, Advisor)
Courtney Cohen, “The Emergence of Eco-facists: An analysis of Nature Ideologies within National Socialism ” (Jeremy Zallen, Chris Phillips, advisors)
Ruhao “Amy” Wen, “The King’s Two Bodies: A Double-Edged Sword for Japanese Emperorship” (Paul Barclay, advisor)
Rachel Bram, “Unsanctioned Slave Rebellions of the Civil War” (Jeremy Zallen, advisor)
Ren Makino, “Yamabe Kentarō: The Modern Japanese Individual and the Margins of the Public Sphere” (Paul Barclay, advisor)
Robbie Maxwell, “Politics of Toasting During the Antebellum Period” (Deborah Rosen, advisor)
Mackenzie Lawlor, “Fractured Irishness: The Influence of the 1916 Easter Rising on Irish Identity” (Paul Barclay, advisor)
In academic year 2018-19, six students embarked on thesis projects, and four finished with honors. At the December 2018 presentations, all six presented summaries of their ongoing investigations to prospective thesis writers, faculty, and each other.
and a good time was had by all!
The EXCEL Scholars program runs both semesters and during the summer. Students receive hourly wages and are provided housing during the summer session. Further details are available on the EXCEL Scholars webpage.