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Graduate Student Research Projects

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Graduate students in History complete final projects and theses, all of which must involve a digital component and culminate in an oral presentation and defense. Below are some examples of recent and exemplary student projects.

 U.S. History

“Educational Reforms in Pennsylvania: Momentum and Stagnation in the Keystone State, 1890-1900”

“‘Everybody Has a Bungalow Hope’: Housing and Occupation in the US West, 1920

“Wage Slavery and America's Labor Movement from the Industrial Revolution to the Great Depression”

"Incarcerated Foodways: Japanese American Experiences during World War II"

“Rethinking the 'Indian Arts Museum': The Evolution of the David T. Vernon Collection of American Indian Artifacts”


European, Global, and Transnational History

“The Lowland Clearances of Scotland: A Study of the Transition of Space and Place”

“Tramps Staving for Coal: Coaling Stations in the Pacific, 1884-1900”

“Patterns of Organization and Genocide: The 1915 Deportation of Armenia”

“‘A Serious Matter and Something of a Mystery’: 1918 Influenza in the New York Times and the London Times.”

"Fashioning the Russians from 1900 to 1925: The Autocracy, The Ballet, & the Émigré."