Making History - History Thesis Colloquium

Three students of the Class of 2020 have made history this week while presenting their theses in the first-ever History Thesis Colloquium on the Zoom platform. The event was well attended by faculty, friends, family, and pets. A heartfelt congratulations from all the members of the Department go out to:


Kees Humes ’20
From Dishonest Immorality to Dangerous Contagion: Male-Male Sex Under Franco

Advisor: Professor Chris Waters
Faculty Readers: Professors Karen Merrill and Yana Skorobogatov
Student Critic: Kenneth Thomas Marshall ’20


Hannah Tager ’20
Little Fools and Visionaries: Converso Children on Trial During the Spanish Inquisition

Advisor: Professor Alexander Bevilacqua
Faculty Readers: Professors Tom Kohut and Gretchen Long
Student Critic: Kees Humes ’20


Kenneth Thomas Marshall ’20
Fighting the Jihad of the Muslims: Al-Sulami’s Kitab al-Jihad and continuity in Islamic thought during the “counter-Crusade

Advisor: Professor Magnús Bernhardsson
Faculty Readers: Professors Aparna Kapadia and Roger Kittleson
Student Critic: Hannah Tager ’20


The Department would like to thank the Office for Information Technology for helping to make this happen, especially Steve Amann for his support and expertise.