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  • Student Work and Research in History

    McCarl Coverlet GalleryEach of our history majors will write a thesis during their junior and senior years. These theses result from independent research that students design and carry out, often with the support of funds garnered through the A.J. Palumbo Undergraduate Research grant program. 

    In recent years, our students have traveled to archives in Spain, England, India, Italy, China, Washington, D.C., New York City, and the American Southwest for their research.

    History students at Saint Vincent College are regularly invited to present their research at numerous conferences, including the Western Pennsylvania Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference. Our students also present their research at the Annual Academic Conference at Saint Vincent College each year. Past presentations include:

    • Bob Gibson, Our Nation Turns Its Lonely Eyes To You: An Examination of the Continuing Effects of Race in Baseball, by Sean Malone (C’14)
    • A Survey of Digital History and How Historians of Today Utilize its Capabilities,
      by Kelsey Harris (C’15)
    • Child Survivors of the Holocaust Reintegration into Society: Orphanages or Displaced Persons’ Camps, by Lauren Stanley (C’14)
    • The Existence of the Female Poisoner in Medieval England, by Michelle Koenig (C’14)
    • The Samurai in Myth, Modernity and Media, by Matt Petro (C’14)