研究是一种发现的行为, and researching the past opens the minds of students to worlds previously unknown. By analyzing primary sources located in traditional or digital archives, history students at Rhodes conduct high-level research with nationally-recognized scholars. Rhodes history faculty have written or edited thirty-one books and published articles in some of the top academic journals in their fields. Those same faculty members train students in the historian’s craft by supervising research projects in 400-level seminars, 直接询问, 正规博彩十大网站排名区域研究所, 以及学院的荣誉研究项目.
The Department celebrates the research accomplishments of both faculty and students. 当一本新书出版时, a faculty author in the Department lectures to the entire campus community. When students write excellent research papers, professors recommend them for submission to the award winning 正规博彩十大网站排名历史评论, published annually by the Rhodes chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the history honor society. 学生 also regularly present their work at national and regional conferences.
Faculty publications can be found in each of the faculty member biographies on the department’s main page.
Here are some recent student publications of which everyone in the department is extremely proud:
China's Alternative: Kang Youwei's Confucian Reforms in the Late Qing Dynasty
Defining Dixie: Creating and Deploying Country 音乐’s Mythic South
殖民地的代表, Post-Colonial Aspirations: French Cultural Policy in the Final Decade of the Tunisian Protectorate
Landscape and the Planter Ideal: Planter Class Formation in Fayette County, 1825-1860
"An Unprecedented Conversation": The Limits of President Clinton′s Advisory Board on Race
发展美国式的不杀生主义:牧师. 詹姆斯米. 劳森小.“抗议范式”
Contesting the Boundaries of Womanhood: Female Reformers and Sex-Workers in Memphis, 1880-1920
“The Worst Behaved City in the Union” The Impact of the Memphis Riots on Reconstruction Politics
Battling Memory from Memphis: Elizabeth Avery Meriwether as Guardian of the Lost Cause
“You Have to be Radical to Change a Radically Sick Society:” Robert R. 小教堂,., Maxine Smith, and the Memphis NAACP’s Shift to Direct Action
进入政治丛林:贝克诉. 卡尔 & 司法重新分配的起源