History 586 - Advanced Seminar in History

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History 586 - Advanced Seminar in History


The collection presented here, posted at the end of each semester, reflects exemplary, professional research and writing, a target goal of the history major at Kansas State University. These essays have passed an outside reader review, a rigorous screening with a rubric, but they also reflect best practice standards of the history profession. All 586 seminars include substantial peer review by other students in the classes. The research project is a semester-long exploration of a topic determined by the professor, based on that professor’s personal expertise. In this way, historians in specific fields guide student research. The topics, research avenues, and use of primary source collections vary widely across time and place, a dynamism showcasing the challenge and potential of history scholarship.

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  • Edgar, Joshua, D. (Kansas State University. Dept. of History, )
    For many, the frontier conjures up pictures of cowboys and shootouts. However, for those who lived through the frontier period, the picture was painted with a much bleaker brush. The constant threat of venereal disease ...
  • Duke, Claire A . (Kansas State University. Dept. of History, )
    The Huddy-Asgill affair, though a supposedly minor event, illustrated important aspects of the American Revolution. It was emblematic of much larger issues of this period. The affair exemplified the volatile, civil war-like ...
  • Rogers, John P. (Kansas State University. Dept. of History, )
    The discovery of penicillin in 1928 was a breakthrough in the world of medicine. Bacterial diseases could now be treated rapidly and easily without the long, complex regimens prescribed by doctors before this time. ...
  • Eaves, Tyler W. (Kansas State University. Dept. of History, )
    Fought in the mid-1850s, many scholars regard the Crimean War as largely insignificant. However in reality, the historical contributions of the war are important – particularly those contributions pertaining to medicine. ...
  • Mayhew, Melissa (Kansas State University. Dept. of History, )
    One of the most notable things about the Kansas State University campus is its abundance of castles. This paper argues that these castles were designed to match earlier buildings that were a part of medieval revival styles ...

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