Comps, honors papers, and prize-winning works of the History Department are featured here. All works have been self-submitted by the student authors. Descriptive information about each work is available to search or browse. Access to the full text of the works is limited to current Carleton affiliates with faculty permission. Learn more about how to submit your work and how to request access to the full text of works.


Submissions from 2019

Yuta Baba, Redefining Nature: Makuzu Tadano and Her Bricolage of Thoughts, 2019, History (HIST)

Ryan Baldwin, Constructing Coherence and Moralizing Change: The Cartographic Foundation of Bison Conservation and its Implications, 2019, History (HIST)

Juliette Bobrow, Exhibiting Empire: London’s India Museum as a Contested Site of Imperial Display, 1875-1914, 2019, History (HIST)

Elizabeth Budd, Re-Centering Agency: Hearing the Voices of the Poor in Late Nineteenth-Century London, 2019, History (HIST)

Jen Chan, “The White Man’s Burden” in Liberating Enslaved Africans: Unspoken Paternalism & Rhetorical Humanitarianism in the Autonomous Decisions of Colonial Officials, 1833-1845, 2019, History (HIST)

Andrew Hoyt, Tame and Untamed: Nature as Dichotomy in Two High Medieval Textual Traditions, 2019, History (HIST)

Russell Li, Debating Ancient History in Early Italian Renaissance: Antiquarian Historiography, Morality, and Politics in the Scipio-Caesar Controversy, 2019, History (HIST)

Ezra Sergent-Leventhal, "Neighborhood Schools" and "Willis Wagons" Ghettoization in Urban Space in 1960's Chicago, 2019, History (HIST)

Submissions from 2018

Emma Ruth Duggan, Looted, Stolen, or Confiscated: The Histories in the Restitution of Nazi Art since the Washington Principles, 2018, History (HIST)

Rachel Anna Harris, Preserving the Russian Identity: Environmentalism as a Platform for Literary Nationalism in the Village Prose Movement in the Soviet Union, 2018, History (HIST)

Maureen Elaine Kalkowski-Farrand, Common Law Marriage and Society, 2018, History (HIST)

Leo Willian Martin, A Problem for Solution: Opposing Destalinization and Hoxha's interpretation of Communism 1953-1962., 2018, History (HIST)

Julia Zieve Miller, "Simplicity for the Sake of Equality": Reform German-Jewish Death Practices in 19th Century Boston, 2018, History (HIST)

Avery Laurel Naughton, Conservation Portrayed in Black and White: The Smithsonian's National Zoo's Representation and Use of the Giant Panda as a Symbol, 2018, History (HIST)

Lydia Duchatellier Norris Symchych, Irradiated Bodies: Hibakusha & Radiation Stigma in Post-War Japan from 1945 to the 1980s, 2018, History (HIST)

Submissions from 2017

Elizabeth Rose Durling, Setting the Boundaries of Sodomy Narratives of the Male Prostitute in the German Gay Rights Movement (1927-1932), 2017, History (HIST)

Elizabeth Devin Smith, Patient People, American Nurses' Battle with Tuberculosis, Gender Dynamics, and Professionalization in Early 20th Century Minnesota, 2017, History (HIST)

Submissions from 2016

William Fritz, Castles as Control, 2016, History (HIST)

Justin Grossman, The Prioritization of National Security and Local Distrust of Military Institutions in the case of Nomans Land Island, Massachusetts, 2016, History (HIST)

Michael Andrew Heflin, The Real Eastern Front: A Grassroots View to the Wehrmacht Experience, 2016, History (HIST)

Nora Anderson Katz, Mapping Norumbega: Aesthetics of Barren and Bountiful Landscapes in Samuel de Champlain's New France, 1607-1632, 2016, History (HIST)

Julia Barritt Lisi, Wearing the Robes: Gender Performance, Religion, and Power, 2016, History (HIST)

Joseph Deierhoi Lowry, King William II of Sicily, Muslim King? Ibn Jubayr and his Conflicted Attitudes toward Christians, 2017, History (HIST)

Madison Lee McBride, "The Circle is Complete': Adoptive Heritage Tourism as a Structure in the International Adoption Complex, 2016, History (HIST)

Grace McNeely, Bleeding Beyond the Frame: Understanding the Relationship Between Biblical Battle and Kingship in the Thirteenth-Century Morgan Picture Bible (MS M.638), 2016, History (HIST)

Lindsey Kay Walters, Confronting the History of Slavery: Seeking Retrospective Justice at Harvard and Brown, 2016, History (HIST)

Lindsey Catherine Weber, Magic, Midwives, and the Grapevine: Negotiating Women's Healthcare in 18th-Century Colonial Mexico, 2016, History (HIST)

Submissions from 2015

Rebecca Ryan Giles, Rogue Runaways and Wanton Women: Conceptualizing Colonial American Advertisements as Sites of Patriarchal Dominance, 2015, History (HIST)

Kaylin Catherine Land, Soviet Motherhood in the Gulag, Lived and Remembered, 2015, History (HIST)

Leslie Steltz Moore, Illustrating Women's Roles in the Civil War: An Analysis of Popular Illustrated Magazines' Female Propaganda and Its Impact on Northern Middle-Class Women, 2015, History (HIST)

Jay Shen, Shades of Gray: An Examination of Joan Morgan's Hip Hop Feminism and Black Female Rappers' Connections with It, 2015, History (HIST)

Robert Sanford Yeagle, Guiding Light: How the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 Changed the History of Electricity in the United States, 2015, History (HIST)

Submissions from 2014

Marina Kathryn Herrera-Heintz, Stanley Baldwin's Cabinet and the Abdication of Edward VIII, 2014, History (HIST)

Jonathan Geoffrey Kagan-Kans, THE ‘GOOD’ NAZI: SS-Obergruppenführer Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski and the Role of Morality in the Holocaust, 2014, History (HIST)

Ellen Jaret McKinstry, Depictions of Discord: Contemporary Images of Historical Memory in the Sectarian Murals of Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2014, History (HIST)

Sameera Nalla, Family Planning in India: The Fundamental Disconnect Between the Elite and the Poor, 2014, History (HIST)

Emma Farmer Rapperport, Keeping the Link to the Land: Liberty Hyde Bailey, 4-H, Girl Scouts, and the Transition from the Pioneer Era into Industrial Modernity, 2014, History (HIST)

Indigo Vesper Scott, Of Mountains and Men: Oxygen, Risk, and Authenticity on Everest, 2014, History (HIST)

Submissions from 2013

Nora Kathleen Cassidy, The Front Page Farm Workers: The Relationship Between the United Farm Workers and the Print Media During the Delano Grape Strike of 1965-1970, 2013, History (HIST)

Andrew Alan Chael, Sitting at the Feet of the Ancients : Gerbert of Auillac's Search for Meaning in the Classical World, 2013, History (HIST)

Yonas Tensae Hailu, Charles Haddon Spurgeon: The Formation of a Preacher in 19th Century England, 2013, History (HIST)

Charles Michael Rosenthal, Black and White Cultural Heritages in the Nation of Islam under Elijah Muhammad, 1934-1975, 2013, History (HIST)

Tony Johnston Stoeri, Make Him See That We Are French! Napoleonic French Soldiers and the Construction of National Identity, 2013, History (HIST)

Stuart John Urback, A Playful Evolution: The Transformation of Game Theory* in the United States from the 1970s through the 2000s, 2013, History (HIST)

Submissions from 2012

Nicholas Jordan Bellos, Crowded Cars, Contested Turf: Race-Making and the Everyday on Chicago Public Transit During World War II, 2012, History (HIST)

Raphael Bennett Coburn, Grr... Les Bochs: Restoring the Youth Voice in Occupied France (1940-1944), 2012, History (HIST)

Lee Hannah Conrads, Quakers Don't Use Exclamation Marks: The Construction of Propriety in 18th Century Quaker Spiritual Autobiography, 2012, History (HIST)

lina Feuerstein, The Desert a Monastery': The Natural World as Objective Monastic World In Egyptian Anchoritic Asceticism, 2012, History (HIST)

Lina Feuerstein, The Transformation of PaterFilia Dynamics and the Creation of the Masculinized “Daughter” of Christ in The Martyrdom of Saint Perpetua, 2012, History (HIST)

Scott Matthew Fox, The "Howl" of 50,000 Dirt Farmers: Minnesota's "Middle-Class" and Its Embrace of Farmer-Labor Politics, 1926-32, 2012, History (HIST)

Emmamarie Catherine Haasl, Late Medieval Popular Rebellion and Redress in 1553: Religious and Secular Origins in the English Commons, 2012, History (HIST)

Colin Jared Mahaffey, A Still Small Voice: The Importance of Silence in John Climacus's Ladder of Divine Ascent, 2012, History (HIST)

Anne Isabel Mark, Edward VI, The Forgotten Defender: Reclaiming the Religious Authority of the Last Tudor King, 2012, History (HIST)

Laura Rose Michel, 'Unhappy Children of Iniquity': The Invention of Juvenile Delinquency in the Anglo-Atlantic World, 2012, History (HIST)

Caroline Aurelia Rosenfeld Millington, I Have Not Written As I Felt Like I Should: Late 19th-Century Mormon Eschatology and the Construction of Identity in Daily Narrative, 2012, History (HIST)

Robin Sarah Reich, There is no contagion, there is no evil portent: Arabic Responses to Plague and Contagion in the Fourteenth Century, 2012, History (HIST)

Lily J. Sacharow, Contingent Liberty: Congressional Unanimity in the Making of the Declaration of Independence, 2012, History (HIST)

Peter Allen Schlesinger, The "Best Traditions of the Sea?": Contested Heroism in the Manchester Guardian's Reporting on the RMS Titanic, 2012, History (HIST)

Benjamin Reeves Somogyi, 'Naš Narod:' The Development of Milošević and Tuđman's Nationalist Rhetoric, 2012, History (HIST)

Nick Welna, Black Mondays: A Turning Point in Memphis's Civil Rights Movement, 2012, History (HIST)

Submissions from 2011

Zack Paul Armstrong, Tacitus' and Suetonius' Concern for the Roman Social Hierarchy, 2011, History (HIST)

Austin Blair Bell, From Guild Life to Guilded Age: Birmingham, Liverpool, and Urban History at the Dawn of Urban Modernity, 2011, History (HIST)

Andrew Alan Chael, To Keep a Sleepless Emperor Awake: Alexios I Komnenos and the Imperial Ideal, 2013, History (HIST)

Kittle Keely Evenson, Independence Through Immigration?: The Experience of German Women in German Southwest Africa, 1896-1914, 2011, History (HIST)

Emmamarie Catherine Haasl, Conscience in Thomas More and the Age of Reformation: The Beginnings of Casuistry, 2012, History (HIST)

Zoe Elizabeth Harris, Communities in the Ether: Depression Era Radio and the American Homemaker, 2011, History (HIST)

Aaron Maurer Josephus, The Theory and Practice of Subterfuge in Byzantine Strategy: Alexius' Use of Deceit in War, 2011, History (HIST)

Robert Ehrman Kaye, Bonneville Dam in the Media: Hopes and Fears in the Pacific Northwest, 2011, History (HIST)

Hunter Elizabeth Knight, The Times Demand the Sacrifice of Our Convictions: Childhood Changed in World War I France, 2011, History (HIST)

Daniel Henry Victor Wharton Lessin, Revolutionary Declarations: A Comparative Study of Dunmore and Clinton's Emancipation Proclamations, 2011, History (HIST)

Katherine Sarah Madison, News from America: Extracts and Trans-Atlantic British Community in London, 1773-1776, 2011, History (HIST)

Logan Deen Nash, Middle-class castle: Modernism, gentrification, and urban space at London's Barbican Estate, 2011, History (HIST)

Mark Bradeen Olson, Incorporating Play, Reinforcing Class: "Recreational Upbuilding" and the Popularity and Perceptions of American Vacation Schools, 1880-1910, 2011, History (HIST)

Julio Ignacio Rodriguez, Resistance under Franco (1959-1975): Exploring the role of Basque clergy and their involvement with Euskadi ta Askatasuna (ETA), 2011, History (HIST)

Rachel Alisa Schwartz, A Science of the Social: A Philanthropic Paradigm, 2011, History (HIST)

Kristina Eiko Taketomo, Home is Where You Park It: Cold War Caravans and Mobile Domestic Space, 2011, History (HIST)

Ian Edward Tonat, Courts and Culture: Native Americans in New England Courts, 1620-1700, 2011, History (HIST)

Kate Trenerry, One Border, Two Walls: Conflict and Conceptualization Along the German-German Border, 1945-1972, 2011, History (HIST)

Anna Wada, Imagining a Timeless Unity: The Moment of Silence in 1930s Japan, 2011, History (HIST)

Colin John Wixted, The Pied Piper of Reform: De-Stalinization in the Soviet Union, Hungary, Poland and East Germany in a Comparative Context, 2011, History (HIST)

David Yamron, Forged in Fear: the Ku Klux Shadow State in Tennessee, 1867-1869, 2011, History (HIST)

Roger Eli Yarett, Politics, Progress, and the End of Time: Evangelical Fundamentalism and the Making of a Political Movement, 2011, History (HIST)

Submissions from 2010

Salomone Lewis Baquis, Marketing the Myth: Cold War Propaganda and U.S. Diplomacy, 1945-1959, 2010, History (HIST)

Rebecca Bronwyn Canary-King, Seizing the Time and Seizing Power: Elaine Brown and Negotiations of Gendered Spaces in the Black Panther Party, 2010, History (HIST)

Rory F. Collins, What Culture? Defining National Culture in Tanzania, 1961-1974, 2010, History (HIST)

James Adam Devereux, Root Out White Chauvinism: Working Class Whiteness and the American Communist Party, 2010, History (HIST)

Andrea Nicole Donahue, We Once More Take the Liberty of Writting: Ex-Slaves Negotiating Freedom in Britain's Sierra Leone Colony, 1791-1800, 2010, History (HIST)

Jinhee Ha, (Uni)Forming Nazi Girls: Fashion as indoctrinization in the Bund deutscher Mädel, 2010, History (HIST)

Erika Marie Huckestein, I'll Never Change. I'll Always Wear Green: New Representations of Erin in Irish Nationalist Political Cartoons, 1900-1921, 2010, History (HIST)

Donald Ryan Hultstrand, Robespierre Remembered, 2010, History (HIST)

Chantel Vantrice Johnson, Power to the People! Black Panthers from the Illinois Chapter Helping the Community, 2010, History (HIST)

Andrew Conrad Kaplan, Martha's Vineyard in the 1970's: A Critique of Modern Environmentalism and a Model for Land Use in the United States, 2010, History (HIST)

William Owen Latham, A Study of Working-Class Disunity: "Disorganized" Labor and the Outcome of Oakland's 1946 General Strike, 2010, History (HIST)

Joshua Michael O'Brien, Locating Authority in Carolingian Debates on Image Veneration c.825: The Case of Agobard of Lyon's De picturis et imaginibus, 2010, History (HIST)

Samuel Kipnis Ritter, To any which might take the pains to read it over: Authorial Authority in the Seventeenth-Century Sea Jounal of Edward Barlow, 2010, History (HIST)

Nathaniel Rosenblum, Social Science and Rights: Destutt de Tracy and the Shaping of a Notion, 2010, History (HIST)

Mio Shimma, Instrumentalization of Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere: How Three Indonesian Nationalists Promoted Indonesian Independence through Japanese Military Administration, 1942-45, 2010, History (HIST)

Jordan Buchanan Smith, More Rude and Anticque than 'ere was Sodom: Piracy and the Tavern Community in Port Royal, Jamaica, 1680-1692, 2010, History (HIST)

Naomi Kathleen Yoder, Scripture, Sexuality, and Society: Women and Authority among sixteenth-century Anabaptists, 2010, History (HIST)

Submissions from 2009

Elizabeth Bonawitz, An honest Englishman of good plain sense and meaning? Or a "robust true-born Briton"?: English constructions of Englishness, Britishness, and Scottishness, 1690-1740, 2009, History (HIST)