Highlights from Last Night’s Senior Seminar Presentations

Last night we hosted one of our favorite events of the year, as family, friends, and faculty gathered in CC 430 to hear students in HIS499 Senior Seminar present their research for the semester.

(If you’re new to the History Department… Senior Sem is the capstone course in our major; students conduct original research projects on topics of their choice, meeting Monday nights for a seminar discussion of the discipline of history, and working closely with the instructor — Prof. AnneMarie Kooistra this fall — to produce a lengthy paper and formal presentation.)

For those who couldn’t be there in person, Prof. Chris Gehrz shared some highlights on our department Facebook page. You’ll see that there were some interesting themes running through the four presentations: two had to do with the intersecting histories of masculinity and Christianity; two sought to retrieve the stories of 19th century Americans.

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