Student Research

Students who complete designated Programs of Emphasis in the HAH write senior theses during 1 or 2 semesters. For details on the process, see the Curriculum page. For faculty research, please see the individual faculty pages in the left sidebar or the links below the senior thesis list.

  • Jesse Chorba '23, "Memory, Modernity, and Sport: A Historiographic Analysis of Kon Ichikawa's Tokyo Olympiad (1965)"
  • Emilie Deffenbaugh '22, "Peace During a Time of War: A Look at How the Civilian Public Service Program Affected the Creation of Modern International Humanitarian Programs"
  • Madison Eicher '22, "Hexenwahn ('Witch-craze'): A Glimpse into Early Modern 'Witch' Lore, Inquisitions, and Trials"
  • Lucero Figueroa '22, "Malquerida: the voices of women in rural Michoacan, Mexico"
  • Elyzabeth Graham '22, "Andrei Amalrik: Prophet, Puppet, or Pasquinade?"
    Kai Islander '22, "The Lasting Institutions of Henry I and his Legacy"
  • Michael Meyer Starr '23, "The United States Minimum Wage: Controversy and Incremental Change"
  • Rabecka Mason '22, "Lacing Identity: Corsets in Mid-Victorian Britain"
  • Jordan Wilson '22, "Pre-Raphaelites and Painting: How the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Revived and Individualized English Art"
  • Abigail Altland '21,  "The Earl Grey Scheme and the Immigration of Irish Famine Orphan Girls to Australia: Stories of Hardship, Discrimination, and Perseverance."
  • Kaden Zellers '21,  "Never Treated Like and Adult: Changes in Patient Autonomy from the 1950s through the 1970s."
  • Lena Hathaway '21, "Crafting Culture: Crochet’s Changing Styles and Status "
  • Adeline Pointer '21, "Francis Bacon: Exploring the Connections between Pig Carcasses and the Crucified Christ."
  • Grace Woolway '21, "Changing the Perspective: Suzanne Valadon and the Female Nude."
  • Emma Lane '21, "Challenging Library Neutrality: Black Lives Matter and Art in the Library."
  • Veronica Cosmopolis '20, "The Guerrilla Girls and further strategies for enacting feminist agency"
  • Nitya Chagti '19, "Kalós' and the Intellectual Development of Greek Aesthetics."
  • Bridget Redpath '19, "Picture Perfect Power: How Queen Elizabeth I Politicized Fashion and Portraiture to Tame her Nobility."
  • Andrea Zilch '19, "His Brother's Keeper: Esau Jenkins's Commitment to Voting Rights on Johns Island, South Carolina, 1948-1972."
  • Kahley Stewart '18, "'She's Making History Working for Victory': The Women Who Were Rosie the Riveter and the Foundation They Laid for 20th Century Feminism."
  • Mason Sherry '18, "A Historiographical Examination of the Nanjing Massacre: Victimization, Silence, and Denial." 
  • Christina Altland '18, "Fort Dewart: A Historical and Archaeological Analysis of an Underrepresented Fort." 
  • Andrew Burlingame ’17: “The Roots and Effects of Conservatism in Central Pennsylvania,”
  • Emma Campbell '16, "The Prodigal Daughter Returns: An Analysis of the Relationship Between Henry VIII and his Daughter Mary." 
  • Linley Erickson '16, "Curmudgeon for a Cause: Harold Ickes' Lifelong Work for Racial Justice." 
  • Kayla Morgan '16, "Fleeing to the Fort: Loyalist and Indian attacks in Sinking Valley." 
  • Erik Krueger '15, “Pride and Prejudice:  An Examination of the Nazis’ Anti-Semitic Propaganda Campaign, 1933-1941."

Faculty Research

“When they think of their work in the shower, they know their work has come alive. The voices of people from the past whisper in their ears, and they can’t ignore that.” Read more...

Alison Fletcher, professor of history