Student Research Opportunities in History

Below you will find a listing of all available research opportunities in History. Please use the contact information listed in each posting for further information regarding the research opportunity.


Steven Jug

History and gender

Recommended Pre-requisites:
Course Credit Offered: SEES 2381 and AST 2380
Begin Date: ongoing
Contact Information: Steven_Jug@baylor.edu


Bracy Hill II

Religion, history, and classics

Dr. Hill’s research covers diverse topics, from the theology of medieval Lollards to British dissenting historians of the eighteen century to the intersections of sports, hunting, and religion in American history.

Recommended Pre-requisites:
Course Credit Offered:
Begin Date: ongoing
Contact Information: Bracy_Hill@baylor.edu


Stephen Sloan

History

My diverse projects as an oral historian allows me to research and write as a generalist in recent US history. I also administer the HIS3300: Internship in History for the Department, the prerequisite for that Internship is HIS3301: Methods in Oral and Public History. For more information, please visit our website at https://www.baylor.edu/oralhistory/index.php?id=931757

Recommended Pre-requisites:
Course Credit Offered:
Begin Date: ongoing
Contact Information: Stephen_Sloan@baylor.edu


Jeffrey Hamilton

History

My research focuses primarily on the political history of 13th- and 14th-century England. My longer term research goal continues to be a political biography of Henry de Lacy, earl of Lincoln (d. 1311)

Recommended Pre-requisites:
Course Credit Offered:
Begin Date: ongoing
Contact Information: Jeffrey_Hamilton@baylor.edu


Luis X. Morera

History 

Using Data Research Tools to Study Medieval and Renaissance Ceremonies

My historical research has taken a swift turn, as I completed a Data Research Fellowship in 2020. Currently, I could use the help of some bright student-researchers, as  I develop methods to study municipal ceremonies celebrating courtly, using tools and methods of digital analysis. I seek to create data tables from municipal records where cities celebrated courtly occasions. Excel sheets are then fed in Power Bi, to generate the informative and stylish DATA VISUALIZATIONS (graphs, charts, cluster patterns with trend line, maps) to approaches the study of ceremonies in new ways.

Student-Researchers would be given access data according to their skill sets--from organizing and synthesizing a great deal of inter-disciplinary scholarship on Renaissance ceremonies, to working directly with reproductions of primary sources: municipal price lists, work orders, city hall minutes, and various genres of letters. Sources are in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Catalan—so students with reading knowledge of Romance languages are especially encouraged to inquire.

Research would be carried out through  the Medieval and Renaissance Research Group—modeled after European Research teams, with me serving as Principal Investigator leading a team of Researchers to complete specific tasks of any given  project. I would benefit from  mentoring student research, and Student Researcher would get to see the ins and outs of the research process, from  proposal to publication,  and learn about data-driven research methods. Monetary compensation is not available at this time, but that is the goal eventually. The prospect of earning History credit is being contemplated. For now, the projects are interesting and fun, you'd get to meet like-minded collaborators, your contributions would be acknowledged, and it would make for a nice item on a Resume.

For more information, please visit Dr. Morera's website: https://www.baylor.edu/history/index.php?id=73527

Recommended Pre-requisites: critical thinking
Course Credit Offered:
Begin Date: Fall and Spring
Contact Information: luis_morera@baylor.edu  


David Whitford

Historical Studies, Reformation

His research and writing focuses on the social, cultural, and political impact of the European Reformations of the sixteenth century.

Recommended Pre-requisites:
Course Credit Offered:
Begin Date: ongoing
Contact Information: David_Whitford@baylor.edu