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

Contact Information

History Department

198 College Hill Road
Clinton, NY 13323
315-859-4404 315-859-4649 history@hamilton.edu
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