To earn a B.A. degree with "honors in history," a student needs to complete an independent research project of significance. We require students to submit their Honors Project proposal (complete with topic, sources, and faculty committee members) before the end of students' junior year. An honors project requires forethought and planning, but it is an excellent capstone to a student's career. For a student contemplating graduate study, this could be a tremendous experience. To be eligible for Honors, students must have a GPA of 3.3 in history courses and a GPA of 3.0 overall. More information about honors in history can be found 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:
(thesis titles are listed when available)
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