History

History and American Studies students present work at undergrad conference

On Saturday, April 9, 2016, eight Ursinus students attended–and six presented their work at–the Phi Alpha Theta Pennsylvania East Regional Meeting at West Chester University.

It’s an annual tradition for History students at Ursinus College to spend a day in April at the regional conference for Phi Alpha Theta, the national honor society for students and faculty of history–and 2016 was no exception.

Along with their PAT faculty advisor, Dr. Edward Onaci, eight students attended the conference. Six students presented their own independent research, which they completed for an upper-level class or as an honors project. 

Students and their presentations: 

  • Katherine Faust (’16), “The Complexity of Crusading Women: Investigating a Misunderstood and Misrepresented Legacy”
  • Axel Gonzalez (’16), “Our ‘Rock’ or Our ‘Noose’: A History of Neglect in Philadelphia’s Parks”
  • Chukyi Kyaping (’16), “The Silk Road’s Hidden Commodity: The Development and Dissemination of the Buddha Image” (Chukyi Kyaping also presented her work at the Greater Philadelphia Asian Studies Consortium Undergraduate Research Conference, held at Ursinus on April 18, 2016.)
  • Morgan Larese (’18)
  • Ella McGill (’17),”To Wed or Not to Wed? That is the Question for European Widows in the Middle Ages”
  • Jake Nop (’18), “Tournaments & Technology: The Interplay between Wealth and Social Values throughout Medieval Jousting”
  • Elijah Sloat (’18), “Noble Fighters: Women who Fought During the Middle Ages, and How They Were Portrayed”
  • Zhehui Zhu (’16)