History majors in the Honors College are encouraged to conduct a multi-semester research project, advised by Department of History faculty, culminating in a written Senior Thesis.
Honors Theses completed in Fall 2009 and Spring 2010 include:
Justin Benson, (Waller) “James Ramsay: The Scottish Enlightenment and the Abolition of Slavery”
Edward Daugs, (Moch) “‘Hearty Stock’ European Volunteer Workers and Polish Soldiers: Britain’s Post-War Migration Schemes”
Sean Edgerton, (Siegelbaum) “What Dreams Become: The Sputnik Phenomenon”
Laura Grindem, (Moch) “Justifying Oppression: French Colonialism and the Crisis of Identity and Racism in Sub-Saharan Africa”
Patrick Heffner, (Evered) “Agents of God and Empire: American Missionaries in the Ottoman Empire”
Mark Kelly, (Smith) “Wild White Man: William Buckley and the Founding of Melbourne”
Katherine Lohmeyer, (Demitriou/Rauk) “Hekate in Flux: The Reverberations of a Goddess’s Late Arrival”
Richard Mares, (Dagbovie) ” “Assault Compels Defense” The African American Armed Self Defense Tradition from 1865 to 1920″
Kasper Volk, (Steinberg) “Rupture and Revolution: Max Horkheimer’s Transition from Marxist Optimism to Theological Pessimism”
Andrew Webb, (Moch) “The Oregon Trail and the Great Treck: A Comparison of Two Countries’ Migrations”
Robert Wells, (Waller) “Rich and Poor at Georgian Oxford”
Dr. Sayuri Shimizu is Honors Thesis advisor.