Date of Defense




First Advisor

Dr. Lewis Carlson

Second Advisor

Dr. James Ferreira

Third Advisor

Dr. Kristen Szylvian


This very second an infinite number of events are occurring around the world. Which of these things will be remembered and which will be forgotten is currently unknown and unknowable. We can, however, hazard a guess given what is known about current historical thought. Gone are the days when historical works included only an annual accounting of the year's battles, taxes, and tithes. No longer must we wait for a historian to decide that the past is relevant to the present before the events of our age are recorded. Quite the contrary, the number of historical analysts and their analyses grows rapidly every day, continually adding to the already immense interpretation of history. As human thought has progressed and changed so has our relationship to the past.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Campus Only