Since 1965, Honours History students have the option of completing an honours thesis as part of their program requirements. Over the last five decades, dozens of research projects have covered a wide variety of topics. Many of the titles listed below are available in the Chancellor Norman M. Paterson Library and by contacting the Department of History main office (346-7725). We update the listing as new information becomes available.
"Constructing Citizenship and Nationhood: The Influence of Whiteness on Canadian Society, 1911-1925"
"Images of Women and Work in Chatelaine Magazine from 1950-1969"
"White Men's Failure in the Far Corners of the British Empire: The Maintenance of British Ideals in the Colonization of British Columbia and Kenya"
"Anarchy in Quebec: A Survey of the Anarchist Movement, 1864-1960"
Michel S. Beaulieu
"The Use of Gender in the Creation of the Ideal Fascist Man in Italy and Germany: 1930-1940"
"The Mossadegh Coup and Suez: The Iran Coup as a Cause of Soviet Support for Egypt's Nationalization of the Suez Canal Company"
"British Bodies and the Rise of Anatomical Science in the Early-Nineteenth Century"
"The De-Anglicization of Ireland and the Celtic Revival: 1893-1915"
Michael DiFrancesco, Jr.
"Masculinity and Welfare Policy in 1930s Ontario"
"A Comparison of British Attitudes Towards the Inhabitants of Quebec and Bengal Between c. 1760 and 1784"
"Winning the Peace: Virginia's Western Land Cession"
"Stubborn as the Soil: The persistence of Environmental Determinist Theory From the Ancient Greeks to Modern America"
"The Sword of Mars: 'Scythian' Influence in Western Europe"
Christopher L. Bates
|"Capitalist Practices in the Fourteenth Century"|
|"Postponing the Inevitable: Conscription and Conscientious Objection in Canada, WWII"|
A. Ernest Epp
James L. Cathcart
"Immigration, Radicalism and Reaction: Finns in Northwestern Ontario"
Ronald A.J. Moller
|"A Study of Japanese Immigration and Settlement in British Columbia, 1877-1930"|
A. Ernest Epp
"The Mud and the Blood: Canadians and the Battle of the Scheldt September -- November 1944"
"The History of U.S.-Cuba Relations"
"The Canadian Feature(less) Film Industry"
|"The Evacuation and Relocation of Japanese North Americans During World War Two: A Comparison"|
|"Shaping Their Own Identity: The Challenge to the Victorian Ideal of the Women in the Canadian West, 1880-1920"|
A. Ernest Epp
"The Golden Age of Women and Sport"
|"Building Communities: Loyalist Activities in Niagara, between the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812"||A. Ernest Epp|
"The Regulation of Sexual Contact: The Hudson's Bay Company and the East India Company Compared"
Andrew G.L. Hills
|"An Historical Analysis of the Changes that Occurred in the Economic and Social Structure of the Two Lakeheads: Thunder Bay and Duluth"|
A. Ernest Epp
"The Status of Women and the Protestant Reformation: Continued Practices of Subordination and Misogynist Attitudes"
|"Chinese Canadian Women and Immigration"|
"The Development of Family Within the Fur Trade"
"The Ultramontane Movement in the French Canadian Roman Catholic Church and its Effect Upon the Quebec Government, Educational System and Intellectuals From 1850-1896"
A. Ernest Epp
"The Rise of Provisional Sinn Fein and its Changing Relationship with the Provisional Irish Republican Army in Northern Ireland, 1976-1987"
|"A Forgotten History: The Role of Women in the Anti-Nazi Resistance"||Helen Smith|
|1998||Jason Boeshe||"The European Witch-Hunt: Social Control and the Status of Women"||Helen Smith|
|1998||Piero Cervi||"The Birth of European Coal and Steel Community: A Study of Three Influential Individuals, Konrad Adenauer, Dean Acheson, and Jean Monet"||Victor Smith|
|1998||Kristine Dika||"Soviet Socialist Realism and the Failure of Creative Artistic License"||Ernest Robert Zimmermann|
|1998||John J. Garner||"The Issue of Military Conscription in Canada"||Bruce Muirhead|
|1998||Chris Holmes||"From Guns, To Marx, To Guns: The Development of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) From 1956 to 1970"||Patricia Jasen|
|1998||Paul Jasen||"Babylon Riddims: Jamaican Diaspora. Cultural Transference and the Music of Rebellion in Post-1945 Great Britain"||Ronald Harpelle|
|1997||Sylvia Alves||"To What Extent are the Arguments in Support of a Separate Legal System for Natives Both Valid and Realistic in Canada"||A. Ernest Epp|
|1997||Tag Atkinson||"Cultures of the Sword: A Comparison of Chivalry and Bushido between 1338 and 1638"||Victor Smith|
|1997||Mary E. Gastmeier||"Plutarch's Life of Antony: A Study in Parallels and Polarities"||Helen Smith|
|1997||Kimberley A. Hagarty||"Victorian Women and Medical Discourse"||Patricia Jasen|
|1997||Tracey Kirsten Hannah||"A Study of the Early Conservation Movement in the United States: Changing Concepts of American Democracy"||Victor Smith|
|1997||Katrina Kasunich||"The Altering of Gender Construction for Women in Canada in the Nineteenth Century"||Helen Smith|
|1997||Claire Momot||"The Role of Reconnaissance in the Military Actions of the American Civil War"||Victor Smith|
|1997||Todd Murray||"An Ontario Liberal in the Palace of Westminster: Edward Blake and Irish Politics, 1892-1907"||Victor Smith|
|1997||Tammy Orr||"The Form and Extent of the Influence of Joan of Arc During the Hundred Years War, In Terms of State, Church and Status of Women"||Helen Smith|
|1997||Ingolf Richter||"Anicinabe Park: The Press Didn't Know"||Victor Smith|
|1997||David Luc Shuh||"The Rise of the FLQ and the Invoking of the War Measures Act"||A. Ernest Epp|
|1997||Paul Tsekouras||"Wilson: a 'Political Idealist'? With Reference to the Underwood Tariff and Federal Reserve Act of 1913"||Victor Smith|
|1996||James Bruner||"The Cultural Stratum in Eighteenth Century Russia"||Ernest Robert Zimmermann|
|1996||Barbara R. Huff||"Northern Ontario Relief Camps"||A. Ernest Epp|
|1996||Shannon Leahy||"The International Monetary Fund's Adjustment Process upon the Third World: A Distortion of Purpose"||Bruce Muirhead|
|1996||John A. MacPhail||"Good Wombs have Borne Bad Sons: The Development and Demise of the International Monetary Fund"||Bruce Muirhead|
|1996||Matthew Miller||"Conflict, Cooperation, and Continuity: Anglo-Russian Relations and the Balance of Power Concept in Eastern Europe"|
|"Socialism, Industrial Unionism and Communism: Canadian Workers Search for Alternatives"||Bruce Muirhead|
|1996||Lana Puumala||"The Winter War: A Re-Examination of the Diplomacy Between Russia and Finland, 1938-1941"|
|1996||Tanya Sampson||"'Defender of the Faith': Henry VIII's Role in the English Reformation"||Victor Smith|
|1996||Cara J. Yarzab||"Even Better than the Real Thing: Authenticity and the Reconstruction of Old Fort William"||Patricia Jasen|
|1995||Les Arnone||"Those Guys make Too Much Money: Labour Negotiations in the Business of Baseball"||Victor Smith|
|1995||Steven J. Boardman||"An Historical Perspective on the Amendments to the 1951 Indian Act"||Patricia Jasen|
|1995||Edward V. Dalton||"Fort Albany to 1763"||A. Ernest Epp|
|1995||Tina Davidson||"To Make Her A Man: Women in Gnostic Christianity"||Helen Smith|
|1995||Randy Dunn||"Culloden: The Last Battle"||Victor Smith|
|1995||Mary J. Graham||"The Loyalist Impact on Canadian Political Culture"||A. Ernest Epp|
|1995||Christopher Hersh||"Ojibway Medicine: The Use of Plants to Treat Heart Ailments"||Patricia Jasen|
|1994||Anne Maria Fisher||"Aboriginal Rights of the Innu People: Erosion from Government and Third Party Interests"||A. Ernest Epp|
|1994||David J. Harris||"A Study of the Reactions to the Report of the 1947 President's Commission on Higher Education"||Victor Smith|
|1994||Joel McGrath||"Railway Dreams: The Port Arthur, Duluth and Western Railway"|
|1994||R. Paul Nadjiwan||"'Indians Who Heard Civilization Call': The Native Veteran Experience in the First World War"|
|1993||Heather Haslam-Smith||"Wagner and Anti-Semitism"||Patrica Jasen|
|1993||Marc P. Lavoie||"Kakabeka Falls: The Origins and Early Development of Hydro-electric Power, 1889 to 1906"||Victor Smith|
|1993||Roch L. Letourneau||"Continuity and Change, Religious and Secular at the Lakehead ; 1849-1906"||Victor Smith|
|1993||Maureen D. McCabe||"Was the Invocation of the War Measures Act (Canadian October Crisis of 1970) an Effective Response Consistent with the Dangers of the Time?"|
|1993||Michael A. McGuire||"The October Crisis 1970 : Pierre Elliot Trudeau and the Federal Government's Attempt to Quash Separatism in Quebec"||Patricia Jasen|
|1993||Geno Padovese||"Alcohol, Law Enforcement and the Fort William Band, 1874-1902"||Patricia Jasen|
|1993||Gerald Gordon Ross||"German-Soviet Relations, 1922-1939: A Study in Realpolitik"||Ernest Robert Zimmermann|
|1993||Brian Walmark||"Alexander Morris and the Saulteaux: The Context and Making of Treaty Three, 1869-73"||Bruce Muirhead|
|1992||Timothy Chorney||"The National Film Board's Portrayal of Stalinist Russia"||Patricia Jasen|
|1992||Kelly Hall||"The Sweet Smell of Success: A Study of the Origins and Development of the Pulp and Paper Industry in Dryden, Ontario"||Victor Smith|
|1992||Robert F. Jahn||"Nunavut, Our Land will finally be ours...again: a brief history of the eastern Arctic Inuit and their struggle for self-government"||William R. Morrison|
|1991||David Leo Black||"The Historiography of the Fur Trade"||A. Ernest Epp|
|1991||Gillian E. Bracking||"The Terrible Beauty: The Growth of Radicalism in Ireland, 1900-1921"||Victor Smith|
|1991||Margaret Frenette||"With the Utmost Cheerfulness: Ojibwa and Cree Women of the Fur Trade's Little North"||A. Ernest Epp|
|1991||Sandra Goodick||"'Wolverines': National and Local Perspectives on Women's Employment during the Second World War"||Helen Smith|
|1991||Andrew J. Hacquoil||"The British Connection as a Major Factor in the Eventual Downfall of Sir Wilfrid Laurier"||Bruce Muirhead|
|1991||Eileen E. Pope||"The Validity of a Cultural Myth: The Upper Canadian Environment: Early Nineteenth Century British Emigrant Realities and Late Twentieth Century Perceptions"||Patricia Jasen|