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:

  • 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