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Student-Faculty Research

The  2015 History Research Paper Symposium

Each year History students who submit outstanding research papers have the opportunity to present their work at the Annual Student Paper Symposium held in a public forum on campus. Students work closely with faculty advisors to develop their research, writing, and presentation skills. The 2015 Symposium was held on April 30 in Randolph Hall.

Benjamin C. Schaffer for his paper
"Muskets before Plowshares: Rebelliousness among Indentured Servants and Government Responses in Colonial America" Advisor: Sandra Slater

Mia G. Mendez for her paper
“The Pendulum of Nationalist Education: Propagated Ideals and Public Opinions in Argentina (1946-1976)” Advisor:  Lisa Covert

David J. Medley for his paper
“Somali Nationalism: The Rise of the Somali Youth League to International Prominence from 1943-1960" Advisor:  Timothy Carmichael

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The Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities (URCA) program offers support for undergraduate student research, creative activities and travel to conferences to present research work. Their purpose is to expand the opportunities for undergraduate students and faculty to work collaboratively on projects. For help with funding research projects or travel to conferences contact your faculty advisor and apply to URCA at the College of Charleston.

Some examples of History Faculty-Student Research:
Jacob Steere-Williams, Assistant Professor of History, and students worked with primary sources at the Waring Archive. The students worked on a project about yellow fever in the late 18th and early 19th century Atlantic World with a focus on Charleston and the Caribbean. Students examined letters, medical reports, case notes bills, maps and other sources while at the Waring.
The Waring Historical Library is the special collections and rare book library for MUSC.