All concentrators must complete at least one capstone seminar (HIST 1960s and HIST 1970s series courses.) These seminars are designed to serve as an intellectual culmination of the concentration. They provide students with an opportunity to delve deeply into a historical problem and to write a major research and/or analytical paper which serves as a capstone experience. Ideally, they will be taken in the field of focus and during the student’s junior or senior year. Students considering writing a senior honors thesis are advised to take an advanced seminar in their junior year. 


Fall 2017

Spring 2018

  • HIST 1961I   North Korea: Past, Present, Future

  • HIST 1962D The Social Lives of Dead Bodies in China and Beyond

  • HIST 1964A  Age of Imposters: Fraud, Identification, and Self in Early Modern Europe

  • HIST 1964F  Early Modern Ireland

  • HIST 1965O "Naturally Chic": Fashion, Gender, and National Identity in French History

  • HIST 1968A  Approaches to the Middle East

  • HIST 1968F  History of Capitalism: The Eastern Mediterranean and the World Around

  • HIST 1969A  Israel-Palestine: Lands and People I

  • HIST 1964D   Women in Early Modern England

  • HIST 1965E   Politics of the Intellectual in 20C Europe

  • HIST 1967E   In the Shadow of Revolution: Mexico since 1940

  • HIST 1967T   History of Andes from the Incas to Evo Morales

  • HIST 1969B   Israel-Palestine: Lands and Peoples II

  • HIST 1969C   Debates in Middle Eastern History

  • HIST 1969F  Nothing Pleases Me: Understanding Modern Middle Eastern History Through Literature

  • HIST 1970D   Problem of Class in Early America

  • HIST 1974A   The Silk Roads, Past and Present

  • HIST 1976N   Topics in the History of Economic Thought

  • HIST 1976N   Histories of the Future

  • HIST 1979D   Ruined History: Visual and Material Culture in South Asia