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Ongoing Research Projects, 13th Wave (Prospective Graduates of 2011), Working Topics


July 20th 2009. In order to work efficiently, if (1) you look enough into the matter to find out that you really want to write on the topic you chose, (2) try find relevant sources (websites, books, articles), and (3) in the latter are books, figure out how to access them (are they accessible online ? does a library you may be able to access have them ? or do you need to purchase them ? A book you order from abroad may take weeks, if not months, to arrive. And this is the time you may save if you order a book prior to the summer vacation.

July 20th 2009. For participants in History Practice in the fall semester 2009, the following criteria have to be fulfilled in order to earn a 'pass' mark : (1) a reference list, (2) a table of contents, and (3) a sample chapter have to be submitted. It is understood that all materials, until the submission of the final paper, are subject to change.

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Student Working Title Student's Log Teacher's Log Number
of Entries
Date of
Last Entry

CSH Historiography of Singapore
KSJ Dictators KSJ's Log Teacher's Log 1 Sept. 2nd
SJE A Dissection of the National Historiography of Kazakhstan SJE's Log Teacher's Log 1 Feb. 4th
PKW The Image of Chiang Kai Shek in the NYT PKWs Log Teacher's Log
KHI Husband Hunting in Hollywood Movies 1950-1965 KHI's Log Teacher's Log 1 Feb. 10th
LES The Transition from Oriental Decimal System and Oriental Measurements to Western Decimal System and Metric System in Korean School Books LES' Log Teacher's Log 1 Dec. 7th
KJH The Encyclopaedia Britannica, the First and the Recent KJH's Log Teacher's Log
KSH Korea as shown in British and German Newsreels KSH's Log Teacher's Log 1 Sep. 9
RSH Nationalism as Expressed in Pre-Bismarck Era German Novels RSH's Log Teacher's Log
KJH Palestine 1851-1880, as Reflected in the NYT 3rd Draft Teacher's Log 3 Dec. 17 '10
LSW Political Activity of the Rothschilds, as Reflected in the NYT LSW's Log Teacher's Log
NSJ Japanese Pre-Modern Economic History NSJ's Log Teacher's Log
AJW Zulu History NSJ's Log Teacher's Log
NWC Impressionist Movement and Bohemians in 19th Century Paris NSJ's Log Teacher's Log