Past London FSP Projects

History FSP in London

Recent topics of student research for History 97:

Independent Field Research

 

Medieval and Early Modern History

British Immigration to Barbados in the 17th Century

The theater-going public during Shakespeare's time

Bubonic Plague treatment in 15th and 16th-Century London

English Anti-War Sermons during the Hundred Years War

British country houses; their fate after 17th century commercial expansion

Three main composers of the Eton Choirbook

The Trials of Captain Kidd

Elizabeth I and succession conspiracies early in her reign

The Great Fire of 1666: Rebuilding and Christopher Wren

The Guy Fawkes Conspiracy against Westminster Hall

Financing the Russo-Japanese War

Changing Historical Perspectives of the Black Prince: A Figure for British Nationalism

London’s eighteenth Century Social Network: The Life of Five Prominent Figures Who Dined at ‘Ye Old Cheshire Cheese Club,’ 1735-1791

British State’s Official Responses to Suppressing High Seas Piracy in the Late Seventeenth and Early Eighteenth Centuries

Changing Historical Perspectives of the Black Prince: A Figure for British Nationalism

Modern History

The Manchester Cotton Industry During the American Civil War

The Journey to England:  The Work of Haydn in the 1790s

Selling the West: Buffalo Bill's tour of Britain

Women in the Chartist Movement

George Cornwall Lewis, William Harcourt, and British Neutrality in the American Civil War

The Meaning of Fashion in the world of Jane Austen

Indentured Labor after Emancipation in the British Empire, 1830-1860

The effects of the British industrial revolution on elementary education

Anti-Semitism in pre-World War II Britain

The British Women's Suffrage movement

British Media and A. Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation.

A study of 18th century British philosopher and their influence on American Revolutionary thinking.

The Influence of Jewish bankers 1740-1815

British colonial administration of Burma.

British Public School Grads in the 19th-Century India Service

British Colonial Officials on the Appalachian Frontier 18th Century

French Royalist Emigres in England at the Time of Amiens, 1803

The Opium War of 1839

Edwin Chadwick’s Effect on the Chadwick Commission Papers and the Poor Law of 1834

Lady Mary Sheil and Dame Freya Stark, British Women Travelers in Iran

Greater Britain and the American Civil War, 1860-1890

London’s 18th Century Social Network: The Life of Five Prominent Figures who Dined at ‘Ye Old Cheshire Cheese Club,’ 1735-1791

London financiers and the Great Divergence

The British State’s Official Responses to Suppressing High Seas Piracy in the Late Seventeenth and Early Eighteenth Centuries

Confederate Shipbuilding, British Neutrality, and the Foreign Enlistment Act of 1819 through the Correspondence of Sir William Harcourt

The Treaty of Shimonoseki (1895): British Responses and the Impact on British-Japanese Relations

Elementary Education Act of 1870

Bartholomew Fair and Its Impact on Early Modern England

British Attitudes Regarding Menachem Begin

Confederate Shipbuilding, British Neutrality, and the Foreign Enlistment Act of 1819 through the Correspondence of Sir William Harcourt

The 1895 Treaty of Shimonoseki: British Responses and the Impact on British-Japanese Relations

Sir Eyre Crowe: It Takes One to Know One, or the Story of a Gifted Diplomat

The great War Chronicles: Eton and Harrow

 

20th-Century History

Anglo-American Intelligence in the North Africa Campaign, 1943

The National Federation of Women Workers and its Work at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

C. P. Scott, the Manchester Guardian and the Balfour Declaration

The Rise of the Socialist Documentary in Britain: Grierson and the EMB

British POW's of the Japanese

A comparison of social development of Liverpool and Portsmouth

British poster propaganda, 1914-18

Jewish London and the Damascus Crisis

Women in the Bloody Sunday massacre in Ireland

Anglo-American relations and the Falklands war

English diplomacy in the Suez crisis

The Secularization of 20th-Century Britain

British Surrealists and the Spanish Civil War

Costume Dramas in the 1930s and their representation of Tudor History

German Zeppelin Raids over London in WWI

U.S. and English government surveillance of John Lennon

Cairo Conference of 1921 and Iraq

Conscientious Objectors in Britain in WWI and WWII

Three Generations of Native Americans in London

Modern Architecture in London in the 1930s

The Spanish Influenza Pandemic in London, 1918-19

Notting Hill Carnival

Women and the Great War: The Public Perception of Women’s Suffrage During the First World War

Kurds of Mosul and Redrawing of Borders in the Aftermath of World War I

British Propaganda during the Second World War

London Financiers and the Great Divergence

Polio: A Comparative Study of the Disease in the United States and the Unite Kingdom, 1938-1955

Westminster, Walworth, and Whitehall: An Analysis of the Emergence of Choice in London Schools, 1940-1980

 

Recent History

The Political Imagery of Thatcherism

The Long Road from Greenham Common: The Aftermath of Activism

A study of the Kinder Transport experience in England

Margaret Thatcher and the British Welfare State, 1979-90

Comparing American and British journalists' sense of Freedom of the Press

Local East End elections and the resurgence of British Fascist parties in the 1990s

The Liverpool Irish and the Irish Question

The Watson/Crick Research and the Story of DNA

Margaret Thatcher, the Arts Council, and the Young British Artists

Empire Beyond the Seas: The British Empire, Its Dominions, and the Question of Naval Disarmament, 1919-1922

The Role of Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s Relationship with Dr. James Cantlie in Dr. Sun’s Kidnapping in London

Westminster, Walworth, and Whitehall: An Analysis of the Emergence of Choice in London Schools, 1940-1980

The Secularization of Twentieth Century Britain

Margaret Thatcher, the Arts Council, and the Young British Artists

Empire Beyond the Seas: The British Empire, Its Dominions, and the Question of Naval Disarmament, 1919-1922

Canary Wharf: A Case Study of British Gentrification and Urban Renewal, 1980-2015