Archives for the ‘history’ Category

Summer in Review

By • Aug 25th, 2017 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, Research

The summer is finally over, and school is starting in less than a week. Time seems to have flown by all too quickly! Looking back over the last three months of on-and-off research, I’ve decided that I really enjoyed it and it has been a unique experience. Previously, I had never been able to delve […]

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More than Ministers: Concluding My Research on the Chaplaincy

By • Aug 24th, 2017 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, Research

This summer and this research went by very quickly! It’s pretty amazing to look at a completed and polished 50 page paper and remember how it all started with a simple idea. When I initially conceived this idea almost a year ago, I didn’t realize it would lead to a much larger project. As I […]

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Serendipity in New York: stumbling Upon Old Coins commemorating the Huguenots

By • Aug 23rd, 2017 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, Research

Today’s blog post is going to be on what I stumbled upon in New York last week on my research trip. The Huguenot Society of America has in its possession eight coins that are tangentially interesting to this project. They are duplicates of a set of coins held by the British museum in London, and […]

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Newly found files add intrigue and depth

By • Aug 22nd, 2017 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, Research

“Adventure is routine with us now, only time things are dull is when the engine is running,” my Grandfather wrote home to his mother. I have been diving in to my Grandfather’s writing, letters home, and “personal abstract” written later in life. Even though he passed away in 2010, I am very lucky that he […]

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“A Huguenot;” Finding and Analyzing a Unique Piece of Memory

By • Aug 21st, 2017 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, Research

I’ve decided to write today on what has kept me from writing another blog post. Since July 18th, I’ve been working almost constantly on what I think is the key find for the summer. But rather than give anything away now, let me write how I found it first.   In the Fall of 2000, […]

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Research Realities and Running Out of Time

By • Aug 20th, 2017 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, Research

In my last blog post I was at home optimistically learning about some park history and tinkering around with my story map. After that blog post it took me way too long to figure out that I was not using the correct kind of story map for what I wanted to build. Who knew? When […]

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Checking in on the Chaplaincy: Update #3

By • Aug 19th, 2017 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, Research

I can’t believe there’s only one more week left of my research on the military chaplaincy! This research got it’s start last fall, when I was taking a class on religion and war in America, and the intersections of church and state. I started wondering how religious chaplains fared in secular environments, and that question […]

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At The Lighthouse: Installment 2 – You can’t rewrite history

By • Aug 8th, 2017 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, Research

As I rewrite the History of the Sheringham Point Lighthouse, I have started bumping up against a topic which I do not really know how to deal with: censorship. Almost always, when it comes to censorship, unless you have a really good reason to censor something, you should tell it as it is and leave well […]

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Farewell, Winterthur

By • Aug 7th, 2017 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, Research

It’s hard to believe ten weeks have come and gone, and that Friday was full of goodbyes. I was sent off with kind cards, two pies, and the promise that I was now family, and should come back when I could. There are so many wonderful moments and memories, people and things from this summer, […]

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At The Lighthouse: Installment 1

By • Aug 2nd, 2017 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, Research

My undertaking for this project is to delve deeper into the history of the Sheringham Point Lighthouse, located on the coast of Vancouver Island. I have been going down so many rabbit warrens with this project–the phrase “You don’t know what you don’t know” couldn’t be more applicable to this situation. One day you think […]

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