Rev. Moses How

I've been reading through the diaries of Reverend Moses How, who served as chaplain of the Seamen's Bethel from 1844 to 1859. Reading How's diaries (there are several in the collection) isn't as interesting as one may think - they read straightforward, more like a planner than the source of secrets. How visited jails, Sunday schools, … Continue reading Rev. Moses How

A Moral Voyage: Working Over Winter Break

From Honors Student Blog: See this stack of books? This is the pile that has been slowly accumulating on my desk over the course of the semester . Purchased on surprise trips to Amherst Books, the Odyssey Bookshop, or even the Campus Center Bookstore, these books have been taunting me throughout the semester as I’ve … Continue reading A Moral Voyage: Working Over Winter Break

A Moral Voyage: Proposal, Part 2 – The Syllabus

From Honors Student Blog: Last week, I talked about the proposal serving two purposes: the second of those two purposes being a syllabus for you, your committee, and the Honors College. I call it the syllabus section because it’s a lot easier to understand why CHC is asking some of these questions, and also how to structure … Continue reading A Moral Voyage: Proposal, Part 2 – The Syllabus

How To Talk To People Who Aren’t Your Advisor About Your Thesis

By “who aren’t your advisor,” I really mean “people who have no idea about academia.” I’m still trying to nail down the best way to sum up my research without sounding like a walking thesaurus. I feel like each week there’s some new element I want to add or a new source takes me in … Continue reading How To Talk To People Who Aren’t Your Advisor About Your Thesis

A Moral Voyage: The Proposal, Part I – The Literature Review

From Honors Student Blog: 20 trips to the library, 14 books, 6 articles, 5 (surviving) recyclable bags from the circulation desk, and countless hours later, I can officially say that I have written my spring proposal. Essentially, to enroll in the spring semester of my honors thesis, I have to fill out a proposal. I … Continue reading A Moral Voyage: The Proposal, Part I – The Literature Review

A Moral Voyage: Selecting Your Committee

From Honors Student Blog: I’ve heard it said that the difference between success and failure is a great team. In that case, I have an amazing team - er, committee - working with me, ready to advise and guide my progress through the thesis, so I should definitely be successful. When I first started the proposal process … Continue reading A Moral Voyage: Selecting Your Committee

A Moral Voyage: Making Time

From Honors Student Blog: I feel like this last week has been especially busy, what with midterms and papers and Halloween. And now it's November - class registration is starting, final assignments are being discussed, and Thanksgiving break is just off in the distance. How did this semester fly by so quickly? And of course, … Continue reading A Moral Voyage: Making Time

A Moral Voyage: The Binder

  For Honors Student Blog: This is a picture of my binder. More specifically, this is THE BINDER, the one that holds every piece of information for HIST 499Y. It corresponds with a folder on my computer, but as they say in library sciences, lots of copies keep stuff safe! I've sectioned it off in the following … Continue reading A Moral Voyage: The Binder