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This summer, while not working on her book or learning new GIS techniques, Dr. Coles finds herself enjoying the posts of these amateur but enthusiastic historians: http://www.missedinhistory.com/  What other intriguing history websites do you follow?

Griffin-lion relief in glazed brickwork, Achaemenid Period, Ancient Persia, 530-330 BC. From the Musee du Louvre, Paris. (Photo by Ann Ronan Pictures/Print Collector/Getty Images) from MissedInHistory's blog post: http://www.missedinhistory.com/blog/missed-in-history-the-achaemenid-empire/

Griffin-lion relief in glazed brickwork, Achaemenid Period, Ancient Persia, 530-330 BC. From the Musee du Louvre, Paris. (Photo by Ann Ronan Pictures/Print Collector/Getty Images) from MissedInHistory’s blog post: http://www.missedinhistory.com/blog/missed-in-history-the-achaemenid-empire/

 

There are many sites on undergraduate writing out there, some amazingly helpful, some less so.  The Library of Antiquity: Tips and Tricks for the Study of the Ancient Mediterranean is one worth looking into.  The blog is written by a grad student and a visiting professor at York University.  Its aims are to provide resources for study of classical antiquity, which is cool enough, but they also introduce research tools and best practices for students.  For example, check out their advice on starting major papers, like senior sem, the expert post on academic writing, or their posts on some of the trickier online resources, starting with JStor and working up from there!

As a history major or minor, what capstone project do you long to pursue?   Let your history professors and peers know!

What great new methodology or technology did you learn that will help you make history come alive?

As a history major or minor, what capstone project do you long to pursue?   Let your history professors and peers know!

What class activity, whether in history or a general education class, did you love and want to explore further as a senior project?

As a history major or minor, what capstone project do you long to pursue?   Let your history professors and peers know!

How can you incorporate your major(s) or minor(s) or favorite classes into one amazing senior project?