All History and American Studies majors who are doing their senior thesis this Fall 2012 semester are required to attend a meeting this coming Monday, 8/27, at 5:00 pm in Monroe 346.
Our department chair, Dr. Jeffrey McClurken, will introduce the assignments, policies, and expectations for the senior thesis at this meeting.
For syllabi, see our History 485 and American Studies 485 pages here at the department website. And don’t forget our History Resources page, which can be a great help as students move through the process of project design, research, as well as literature review, research paper, and presentation assignments.
The William B. Crawley, Jr. Endowment for Student Research provides grants for students majoring in History or American Studies to undertake major research projects that entail the acquisition of or access to research materials, or travel to libraries or archives to conduct research. The Endowment was made possible by the generous gift of Theresa Young Crawley (Class of 1977) in honor of her husband, Distinguished Professor William B. Crawley, Jr., on the occasion of his retirement from the faculty of the University of Mary Washington after 40 years of service to its students, faculty, staff, and friends.
To apply for a William B. Crawley, Jr. Research Grant, please submit this application form (Crawley Endowment Research Grant Cover Sheet) with the requested attachments indicated below to Dr. Jeffrey McClurken. Funds from this grant may be used for major research papers such as those required in HIST and AMST 485, and HIST and AMST 491. Research materials purchased through this grant (e.g., monographs, primary source collections, microfilm) will become the property of the University of Mary Washington upon completion of the research project. Applications will be accepted in Spring 2012 on a rolling basis.
For those of you working on your History or AMST senior thesis this semester, the syllabi for this semester are now posted [HIST 485 and AMST 485].
There will be a mandatory meeting for all students doing their History 485 or American Studies 485 this semester at 5 PM on the first day of classes, Tuesday, January 17, at 5 PM in Monroe 346.
Talk to your thesis adviser or Dr. McClurken if you have any questions.
Don’t forget that if you’re working on your AMST 485 or HIST 485 this semester that you need to attend the meeting with Dr. McClurken in ANXA 114 on Tuesday, January 11 at 5 PM. We’ll be out in plenty of time for people to make 6 PM classes.
The schedule for our fall History and American Studies Symposium is now available. See this link or our History Symposium page above for the full schedule of panels and presentations for our upcoming event on Friday, December 3rd. This symposium is open to all who may be interested in attending.
Anyone considering doing HIST/AMST 485 this year should come to a meeting on Tuesday, August 24, from 5 to 6 pm in ANXA 114. If you are doing 485 in the fall of this year, this is a mandatory meeting.
Contact Dr. McClurken with any questions.
The syllabus for summer session History 485: Historical Research is now available. It can be found here or via the “History 485″ page listed above. A copy of the syllabus can also be downloaded at that page. We wish all students composing their 485 theses this summer a productive research season.
Farrah Tek, who presented her senior thesis, “Victims Participation in the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC): A Look at the Revolutionary Process,” at the History and American Studies Symposium this spring, has been awarded a Fulbright scholarship.
With this award, Farrah Tek will work alongside the Victim Units of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia [ECCC] and use the vast resources of the Documentation Center of Cambodia [DC-CAM] to produce scholarly research. Legal scholars have examined the logistics and practicality of victim participation on an international and domestic scale. Tek will look at how victims, as civil parties, influence the process, procedure, and outcome of the tribunal. Her research will take a grass-root and anthropological perspective, interviewing victims themselves. With this approach, she hopes to study the topic from a new angle and look at the cultural implications of a United Nations-sponsored court on Cambodian society. This project will continue the work of her thesis paper that she composed this past semester with Dr. Carter Hudgins (UMW History) serving as advisor.
We’ll be announcing the schedule for the the Spring Symposium soon. It will take place on Friday, April 23 in the Woodard Campus Center. More details to come.