The Seventh Annual Honors Thesis Conference and Awards Luncheon

Published: May 10th, 2016

Category: Feature, History Department News

On Saturday, April 16th, the History Department Honors Program hosted its seventh annual Honors Thesis Conference and Awards Luncheon. In addition to our presenters, we were joined by faculty advisors in History, Classics, and Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; Department of History officers Sean Adams (Chair), Nina Caputo (Associate Chair), and Undergraduate Coordinator (Benjamin Wise); and friends and family of our honors students. The George Smathers Library generously provided space for the event.

The 2016 conference featured twenty-one papers presented in six panels: (Click here to see the program). Our presenters, all of whom completed the Honors Thesis program in History, covered topics ranging from the Gracchi brothers of Ancient Rome to 1960s American counterculture. The students gave impressive presentations on their research and arguments, and the audience actively participated in discussions following each panel.

We are extremely proud of the Honors class of 2016, both for their accomplishments as UF students and their future plans. Alumni of the program will be enrolling in graduate programs at Northwestern University; in law school at William & Mary and Pennsylvania State University; in fellowships with Teach For America and AMERICORP VISTA; and in an intensive language program at Nanjing University. We wish them all the best in their work and studies.

 

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