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Honors Theses from 2021

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A Voice from the Convent: Arcangela Tarabotti in Tridentine Venice, Zoe Connell

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Between Historical Continuity and Discontinuity: A Microhistory of Les Établis (Intellectual-Workers) during Les Années 68 (the years surrounding 1968) in France, Jialu Zou

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Commodities, Currencies and Counter-gifts: A Chronological and Compositional Analysis of Glass Beads from Ile-Ife, Southwest Nigeria, Bailey Ward

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"Epic Poems in Bronze": Confederate Memorialization and the Old South's Reckoning with Modernity in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Grace Ford-Dirks

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John Dickinson: The Development and Deployment of a Legal Mind: 1754-1774, Sophie Rizzieri

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Revisiting British Zionism in the Early 20th Century, Benjamin Marin

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Solidarity and Solitude: Disrupted Memories of AIDS in the Hemophilia Community, William Hubbert

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"Summer's Gone:" Rethinking the History of the Beach Boys, 1961-1998, Grant Wong

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The Enslaved People and the Tylers Too: Why It Is Imperative to Discuss Slavery in Public History, Meredith Jackson

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The Female Kirk: Women's Participation in the Early Scottish Presbyterian Church, Lydia Mackey

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The Myths of War: The Impact of the Falklands War on British Politics, Decolonization, and National Identity, Lindsey Rogers

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The Republic of Happiness: James Wilson, Political Thought, and the American Revolution, Kevin Diestelow

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Unmasking Murder: Reconciling the Twin Depictions of Viscount Castlereagh, Robert Warrick

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Virginia Governance under Francis Fauquier during the Anglo-Cherokee War: A Catalyst for the Proclamation of 1763, Rory Oates

Honors Theses from 2020

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A Space of Their Own: Women's Political Involvement in 1790s United States Capitals, Tessa Payer

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Changing Notions of Identity: Transformations in Jewish Self-Identification Before, During, and After the American Civil War, Heather Byrum

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Debatable Deeds, Indisputable Identity: Negotiated Structural Violence and Honor Culture of the Anglo-Scottish Borderers, Nina Willms

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Imperial Professionals: American Protestant Female Medical Missionaries to China, 1880-1930, Yutong Zhan

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In the Cathedral of the Devil: Young Witches of Navarre, 1608-1614, Olivia Louise Vande Woude

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Jefferson’s “Marble Mausoleum”: Incongruence in the Historical Memory of Thomas Jefferson, 1936-1943, Meredith Barber

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Terra Nullius and the Svalbard Question: Exploring an Anomaly in International Law, Luke H. Campopiano

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The 'Rabbits' of Ravensbrück: Medical Experimentation at the Nazi Concentration Camp for Women, Jenna Galberg

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The Rise and Fall of ‘New Ulster’: Northern Irish Politics in Flux, 1963-1969, Aaron Higgins

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Worthy Widows, Feckless Fathers, and Innocent Babes: Experiences of Poverty in Early Industrial England, Emma Diduch

Honors Theses from 2019

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A Return to Camelot?: British Identity, The Masculine Ideal, and the Romanticization of the Royal Flying Corps Image, Abby S. Whitlock

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Atlanta's Curtain Call: AIDS Activism on the Southern Stage, Matthew Kowal

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Jumping through Hoops: The Rise and Demise of the Hoop Petticoat in the Eighteenth Century, Charlotte Engel

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Pre-Modern Japanese Proto-nationalism: A Study of Japanese Confucianism’s Intellectual History, Zhengyuan Ling

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"The Celebrated Madame Campan": Educating Republican Mothers à la Française in Nineteenth-Century America, Lydia Heaton

Honors Theses from 2018

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Althea Hunt: Behind the Curtain, Samantha Ryan

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"Back to Batoche: Métis History and Memory 1885-2015", Brendan Thomas

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The Devil's Café au Lait: the Métis Question in Colonial French West Africa, 1870-1940, Rose Olwell

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The Women of the PWA: The Politics and Writings of Rashid Jahan and Qurratulain Hyder, Mehr Ali

Honors Theses from 2017

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"A Corps of Much Service:" The German Regiment of the Continental Army, John B. Weaver

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American Education Reform and the Humanism of Mathematics, 1890-1940, James Leach

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Community Radio in Guatemala: A Half-Century of Resistance in the Face of Repression, Polly W. Lauer

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In Between and Nowhere at all: How an Autobiography Reveals Hybridity, Francesca H. Maestas

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Is Q Necessary? A Source, Text, and Redaction Critical Approach to the Synoptic Problem, Paul S. Stein

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Jimmy Carter’s Human Rights Diplomacy and the Democratization of Taiwan, Cody A. Grogan

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“No Great Mischief if They Should Fall”: Scottish Highland Soldiers in the French and Indian War, Douglas Breton

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Oscar Micheaux’s Cinematic Legacy: Through the Eyes of Contemporary Black Newspapers, Rachel E. Rosenfeld

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The Myth of Egalitarianism in Wartime and Austerity Britain, Sloane H. Nilsen

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U.S. Combat Morale in the World Wars: The European Theater of Operations, Monica J. Cronin

Honors Theses from 2016

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Civil Patrols, Race, and Repression in Guatemala, 1982-1996, Jeremy Ross

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Group Discipleship and Individual Spirituality: Challenging Models of False Sanctity in Early Modern Italy and Spain, Mary Andino

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History Influencing History: Changing Perceptions of the Starving Time at Jamestown, Kelsey Fenske

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Textiles and Trade: Williamsburg's Material Culture, 1699-1815, Evelyn M. Strope

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“The Internal Conflict:” Navigating Transitional Education in Postwar Guatemala, Brenna Michelle Ferris

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Theobald Wolfe Tone as a Politician and Diplomat, Abigail Clancy Trevor

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Thinking through the Monarchy in Sixth-Century Visigothic Spain, Cade Meinel

Honors Theses from 2015

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“Among the Graves”: Constructing Community, Resistance, and Freedom on Nineteenth Century Plantation Burial Grounds, Whitney N. Fields

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A Smoking Structure: Firm Organization in the Transatlantic Tobacco Trade, Hannah K. Tucker

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Black Slaves, Christian Servants: Race and Legal Identity in Northampton and Middlesex Counties, Virginia, 1632-1705, Timothy A. Courtney

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Disaster and Discourse: Reactions to the 1906 Courrières Colliery Mine Disaster, Jacob Abrams

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Foundations of Empire: The American Military Government in the Philippine-American War, 1899-1902, Luke Frerichs

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Historical Precedents and Early Modern Interpretations: English Histories of America, 1500-1700, Madeline H. Grimm

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Narrativity in French Depictions of the Crusades, Sydney Morgan Weaver

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The Case of Charles Horman Revisited: Complication and Conflict within Declassification, Jacob Jose

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“The State of These Countries… Is Truly More Astonishing than Our Story Can Fully Convey”: The Crusader States in the Late-Twelfth Century from the Perspective of Three Pilgrims, Alaric J. Powell

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"We Made You": The Contrived and Contested Nature of Authenticity in American Folk and Hip Hop Subcultures, Kathryn E. Plunkett

Honors Theses from 2014

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A Framework for Understanding the US Air Bombing Campaign in Korea, 1950-51, Yonsoo P. Kang

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"Infallible Proofs": Math, Knowledge, and Religion in the Medieval Islamicate World, Deborah Wood

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Keep Calm and Carry On?: Examining WWII Great Britain through the Lens of Overseas Evacuation, Amy Schaffman

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The Internal Foe: Rethinking Slave Resistance in Antebellum America, Bryan Casey

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"To Thine Own Self Be True": Robert F. Kennedy, The Inner Cities, and the American Civil Rights Movement 1963-1968, Dwight A. Weingarten

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When George Washington's Ghost Turned Handsprings: South African Conflict and American Identity, 1899-1902, Robin K. Crigler

Honors Theses from 2013

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Community and the Site of Memory: The Effect of Internationalization on Community-Museum Relations, Chelsea Bracci

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Creating an American Identity--Propaganda During the Second World War, Sarah K. Higgins

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Exhibiting Slavery: How Plantation Museums in Virginia Represent Slavery, Jill Found

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'For A Woman': The Fight for Pensions for Civil War Army Nurses, Hannah Metheny

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"kind of armour, being peculiar to America" The American Hunting Shirt, Neal Thomas Hurst

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Redefining the "Women's Movement" in Modern Japan, Allison Elizabeth Kennington

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The Enemy Within: Internecine Conflict in the Second Kingdom of Kush, Sophia Farrulla

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The Origins of Hatred: An Analysis of Antisemitic Political Cartoons in Fin-de-Siècle Vienna, Meredith Lee Duffy

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"The Ornament of Human Society": Anti-Southernism in New England Common Schools, Zack Quaratella

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The Personal of the Event: Subjectivity and the English Civil War, Henry Joseph Ware

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"worthy to be classed": Slavery and its Legacy in Grayson County, Virginia, Rebekah Elaine Turnmire

Honors Theses from 2012

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Beyond Jericho: The Resurgence of German Jewish life since the Fall of the Berlin Wall, Max Harrison Lazar

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Conceptions of and Treatments for Cognitive Disability in Antebellum Virginia: John Minson Galt's "Lecture on Idiocy" (1859), Ellen E. Walsh

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"For the Advancement of So Good a Cause": Hugh MacKay, the Highland War and the Glorious Revolution in Scotland, Andrew Phillip Frantz

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Memory Derailed: Vichy Memory in International Court Cases and Business Legislation against the French National Railway, Diana Margaret Ohanian

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'Nothing but a Pack of Boys:' Preble's Boys and the Culture of Honor in the Early Naval Officer Corps, 1798-1825, Roger A. Bailey

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"Not Italian or German, but British in Character": J. F. C. Fuller and the Fascist Movement in Britain, Mason W. Watson

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Sir James Wright in Georgia: Local and Imperial Conflict in the American Revolution, Andrea Lynn Williams

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The "Iona Chronicle" And Irish Politico-Ecclesiastical Connections: The Transmission of a Text Reconsidered, Andrew Budiansky

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"The Spirit of Association": The Nelson Family and Commercial Resistance in Yorktown, Virginia 1769-1771, Eric F. Ames

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"What You Can Learn From the Kinsey Report": Kinsey and the Gay and Lesbian Population, 1970-1993, Becky Little

Honors Theses from 2011

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Assimilation, Segregation, Integration: State Control on Minority Policies in Modern Romania (1918-2007), Doina Anca Cretu

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Baseball, Immigration, and Professionalization in the 19th century, Michael Young

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Conflict of Color: White Activists in the South African Anti-Apartheid Movement, Blair Dickman Saunders

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Discovering El Cuaderno: An Examination of the Zugarramurdi Witch-Hunts and Three Debating Inquisitors, 1609 - 1614, Meredith Lindsay Howard

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Hanged Harpers and Incinerated Instruments: Tudor Government Policies Towards Irish Poets in the Sixteenth Century, Jennifer Brooke Joyce

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It Took a War: The End of Slavery in West Virginia, Mark Guerci

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Religious Conviction and The Boston Inoculation Controversy of 1721, Anna E. Storm

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"The Father of His Country": Peyton Randolph and the Definition of Liberty in Colonial Virginia, Julianne E. Sicklesteel

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"The Higher Court of Heaven": Dr. Henry Ingersoll Bowditch and Violent Abolition, Daniel Bever

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The Richmond & Petersburg Railroad: A Story of Antebellum Southern Success, John J. Kelly

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The Staircase: Evolution of Design and Use in Elite, Domestic Virginia Architecture 1607-1812, Erin Marie Holmes

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Visual Representations of the Holocaust in Memorials in the Czech Republic and America, Emily Sample

Honors Theses from 2010

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Illinois Culture, Christianity and Intermarriage: Gender in Illinois Country, 1650-1763, Caryne A. Eskridge