Honors in History
To earn a B.A. degree with "honors in history", a student needs to complete a significant independent research project.
Because we want to insure that students succeed with these projects, we require proposals/plans to be in place before the end of students' junior year, and we require students to have a GPA of 3.3 in history courses and 3.0 overall. An honors project takes forethought and planning; it can be a capstone to a student's career, demonstrating the sort of excellence required in graduate schools. If a student is contemplating graduate study, this could be a great asset.
Particular requirements for honors in history are outlined in the Department of History portion of the undergraduate catalog on the H&S website. To see a model of a previous honors paper, contact the chair of the History department.
Students Who Have Earned Honors In History:
(where we have been able to find them, we have added in the titles for recent projects)
2015 Eric Trautman-Mosher, "Various and Sundrys for the Indians: The Creation of an Anglo-Abenaki Middle Ground at Fort Richmond, Maine, 1720-1750";
Emily Gallik, "Sir Thomas Elyot's The Defense of Good Women (1540, 1545): Arguing for the Moral and Political Status of Women in Henrician England"
2011 Ian Mahoney, "'A Crisis Within a Crisis': The Pre-World War II Isolationism Debate and Concerns Over Executive Power"
2010 David Korenthal, "Neither East Nor West: Orientalism and the Armenian Independence Movement, 1878-1914;"
Rachel Walker, "'The Day Which Will Fix My Future Destiny': Courtship, Marriage, and the Companionate Ideal in Early Republican America"
2009 Gregory Peterson, "Streams of Consciousness: Water, Colonialism, and Cultural Conflict in the West";
Brittany Bovenzi, "Nationalism and Division in Ireland, 1801-1921;"
Angelica Burton, "The French Revolution in the Provinces: The Question of Continuity in Law and Daily Life;"
Renee LaDue "The White Rose vs. the Empire: Early Cultivation of Nationalism by the Scottish Jacobites"
2008 David Cutler;
Tim Lunardoni, "Nika!: Justinian's Conquest of Constantinople"
2007 Jennifer Pashley, "Road to Partition: An Analysis of the British, Jewish and Arab 'Imperial' Fight for Palestine"
2006 Gene Schlack, "Revivalism in the Early American Frontier;"
Michael Horne "Martial Race Theory and the Sikhs: British Colonial Policy and Power Relationships;"
2005 Katherine Carver, "Emmett Till: A Legacy that Refused to Die;"
2004 Joseph Geraghty;
2003 Karen Sonnelitter
2002 Eryn Dewey, "Educational Alternatives in Minneapolis in the Early 1970s as a Reflection of Cultural and Political Trends of the Time"
2001 Benjamin Fitz-Gibbon
2000 Caroline Arpe;
1999 Samuel Costello;
1997 Lauri Bauer, "Cato's Republicanism: Bridging the Atlantic"
1995 Jennifer Catherine;
1994 Tsugumi Maki;
1993 David Pepin;
1992 James Sorcek
1991 Amy Dunckleman;
1990 Benjamin Silver;
1989 Linda Byrnes;
1983 Julia Fleming;
1980 Edward Kitlowski
1973 Hugo Rossi;
1970 John Knight;
1969 David Rowe;