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October Updates

By • Oct 29th, 2016 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

This month has gone by so quickly. It’s almost November and we’re now past the half-way point of the fall semester. To be frank, I’ve had difficulty managing my time between extracurricular activities, the workload for my courses this semester, determining future plans and researching and writing the thesis. I find that I can discipline…
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Visits to St. Mary’s and St. John’s

By • Sep 3rd, 2016 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hello all! The fall semester has begun, and with it, my senior year at W&M! This past month, I conducted most of my research at home, but also had the opportunity of visiting the archives at St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore and the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library at St. John’s University in Minnesota. The…
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July Updates

By • Aug 4th, 2016 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hello all! Since I last posted on this blog, I’ve examined primary source materials at the Library of Virginia, the Catholic Diocese of Richmond’s archives, the Virginia Historical Society and St. Mary’s Seminary. I’ve also gathered several more secondary and primary sources from Swem Library. I’ve found a wide array of opinions on the morality of…
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June Beginnings

By • Jun 30th, 2016 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

After four exciting weeks in Spain, I’m excited to be back in Williamsburg doing research! I started researching before I left for my study abroad trip, but now I’ll have the rest of the summer to focus entirely on my project. In the week that I’ve been in Williamsburg, I’ve gathered a number of primary and…
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Abstract: the Catholic Church in Civil War Era Richmond

By • May 3rd, 2016 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hello all! My name is Brooks Henne and I’m majoring in History. This summer, I will have the good fortune of conducting research due to the generous support of friends, alumni, faculty and the Charles Center. Below is an abstract for my project. For my honors thesis, I will investigate how the Roman Catholic Church in…
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