HIST 498: Research and Writing Seminar Students admitted to the Honors Program will enroll in History … They may also take up to one additional independent study with the same advisor or (after consultation with the History DUS) a separate faculty member.

Caroline Hansen, MICCO’s "Great Society"—Community Urban Development in 1960s Washington, D.C. Pakdee Rojanasopandist, Trustbusting in Occupied Japan: Zaibatsu Dissolution, Economic Deconcentration, and the Japanese Textile Industry, Benjamin Weinstock, Writing History with the Voice: Godric of Finchale's Songs, Africa, Asia, Latin America & The Caribbean (AALAC), Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Literatures, Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Studies, Copyright © 2020 Trustees of Dartmouth College. A student who develops a project that does not take the form of a research paper must nonetheless submit. W&M is adapting so you can do your best work this fall. For these students, the History Honors program offers a separate track known as the Enhanced Research Experience, which will go into effect in academic year 2019-20. Please submit: You should also arrange to have a History faculty member submit an email supporting your research plan and agreeing to advise your thesis. Once payment is made, the student returns a copy of the receipt to the department office. Elizabeth Casteen, Deconstructing Rosie: Visions of Women in World War II Era Films, Robin Levine, The Emergence of Jewish Student Life at Dartmouth post-WWII, Diana Vernazza, Who Killed the Child Development Group of Mississippi? Researching and writing the thesis. Descriptive title succinctly defining your topic. Students may also prepare a thesis outside this sequence and talk to their advisors about developing other forms of thesis projects. The Program Committee retains the prerogative to award less impressive Magna candidates simple honors. One-page bibliography listing the most relevant primary and secondary sources to your inquiry. In this case the advisor must write a letter to the Honors Program Committee explaining the decision. An Honors thesis allows you to "do" history, to conduct original research into a subject that fascinates you, to interpret and analyze your findings, and to make them your own by formulating them as a coherent narrative or argument. If you frame your research appropriately — by choosing a compelling historical question for which adequate sources are available — your thesis will meet this standard. Call, email, or go to the department office (Daneene Kelley, 221-3720, dmkelley@wm.edu, BLR 330) to reserve the department library for the oral defense. To write a history thesis, you'll need to conceptualize a historical problem, to identify primary sources that can help you answer that problem, to contextualize and assess the evidence contained in those sources, and to construct an effective analytical argument based on that evidence.