The Senior Program
The senior seminar paper or honors thesis is the culminating experience for history majors at Hamilton. It is a semester-long research project in which students draw on their accumulated skills and knowledge to produce focused, high-level scholarship on a specific topic or problem.
Recent projects in history include:
Abraham Lincoln's Rhetoric of Qualification
Military Tribunals and the Hegemony of Liberal Internationalism
- Discord in Utopia: Reconciling Perfectionism with Human Nature in the Oneida Community
- Narratives of a Nation: Rabindranath Tagore’s Critique of Hindu Nationalism and Appeal for Universal Nationalism
- Confrontational Coverage: Imagery, Media Exposure, and the Civil Rights Movement