The Spring 2024 History Capstone Class (Prof. Gina Hames). Photo credit: M. Halvorson

The History Department is pleased to present the

2024 Spring Capstones

Saturday, May 18th – Xavier Hall, Room 201 – 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Click on each student name to see their presentation title.

9:00-10:00 am - RELIGION - Comment: Dr. Michael Halvorson
The Role of Martyrdom in Furthering the Goals of the Early Christian Church
``More of a Family Now Than We Were``: Group Marriage in the Oneida Community and The Kerista Village
We Haven't Come Far: Striving for Justice, from The March on Washington to the George Floyd Protests
10:00-11:00 am - GENDER - Comment: Dr. Gina Hames
Religious Salvation Through Economic Prosperity Among Women in the Nation of Islam
Breaking News: Comparing Western Media's Depictions of Chechen and Yazidi Women Fighters in the Age of Terrorism
Religion of Power? A Comparison of Community Perceptions of Witchcraft in the Salem and English Witch Trials
11:00-12:00 pm - FILM - Comment: Lauren Loftis, Archivist
Women, War, and Historical Fiction: Jacobitism in Diana Gabaldon's ``Outlander``
Fact or Fiction: The Depiction of Sicilian Mafia Violence in Italian Films, 1950-2000s
Constructing Narratives Through Film: A Case Study of Nazi and Contemporary German Films
1:00-2:00 pm - RACE - Comment: Dr. Rebekah Mergenthal
The Fight for the Sea: Struggles of the Makah Tribe and the Lummi Nation for Fishing Rights
Letters Home: The United States Soldiers in the 1899 Philippine Insurrection
Rodney King to George Floyd: An Analysis of Responses to Police Brutality in America Through a Legislative Lens
2:00-3:00 pm - WAR - Comment: Dr. Beth Griech-Polelle
The Dead Can No Longer Be Counted: A Forgotten Narrative of Rwanda
The 1944 Slovak National Uprising and the Rise of the Far Right in Slovakia
In the Shadows of Asia Minor: The Pontic Genocide of the Early 20th Century