History Honors Program

The Honors Program in history offers the opportunity for recognition of distinguished achievement in historical research and writing.

Qualified students apply to enter the Honors Program. Covering the two semesters of the senior year, the program provides qualified majors with training both in the analysis and criticism of historical scholarship and the intellectual experience for interested students regardless of whether they plan to pursue graduate work in history. Proposals are due in mid-April and should be prepared in consultation with department faculty.

Honors Thesis

Year Title Author Advisor
2021 Overtones of Freebody Park: Capital, Class, and Race at the Newport Jazz Festival;1954-1960 Caroline Budnick Tamika Nunley
2021 Liminal Spaces and the Industrial Transition of London on the Regent’s Canal; 1812-1900 Maya Colman Ellen Wurtzel
2021 Politicized Narratives of al-mithliyya al jinsiyya (“Homosexuality”) in Egypt: State Repression,Contested Representations, and RevolutionaryActivism (1970s to 2020) Caleb Knapp Zeinab Abul-Magd
2021 To New Soils and a New Age: Kinship, Native Place, and the persisted Chaoshan Trans-territorial Networks between the Chinese mainland and Southeast Asia, 1922-1980 Yan Lu Ellen Wurtzel
2021 The Challengers: The Yugoslav Communist Party and their Foreign Policies, 1941-48 Emma Moore Annemarie Sammartino
2021 Representation, Narrative, and “Truth”: Literary and Historical Epistemology in 19th-Century France Sam Schuman Leonard V. Smith
2021 Dancing on the Dead: Death, Entertainment, and Respectability in Victorian London Noa Segal Ellen Wurtzel