Entries by Alana Joli Abbott

Amelia Earhart as a Castaway: Research Paper Topics

Long after her plane crashed in 1937, Amelia Earhart continues to make the news. An aviation pioneer, as well as one of the best known women in aviation history, Earhart’s disappearance has continued to be of interest to researchers, and her legacy is celebrated by artists such as Rihanna in a 2017 photo shoot for […]

Beware the Ides of March? Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, and Superstition Research Topics

“Beware the Ides of March!” The term, which refers to March 15 of the year 44 B.C., when Julius Caesar was betrayed and murdered, was penned by William Shakespeare in his play Julius Caesar. But while many know the line and its significance for Caesar, some have developed a superstition about the date. Is March […]

Research Paper Topics: Arrival’s Science Spin on First Contact

In the 2016 film Arrival, Amy Adams acts as a linguistics professor who is summoned by the government to translate an alien language (and find out if the aliens are planning to destroy the world), and tackles more cerebral aspects of actually doing science before taking a shortcut in the final act. This philosophical look at […]

Research Paper Topics: U.S. Presidential Cabinet

Since the beginning of 2016, there has been much discussion of the new presidential cabinet members selected by President Trump. Unlike elected representatives, the cabinet members are appointed directly by the U.S. president. But who makes up the Presidential cabinet, and what are the executive departments that they head? Who among the cabinet members is […]

Research Paper Topics: The U.S. Constitution

Although it was written in 1787, the U. S. Constitution has not remained a static document. Over the years, there have been a number of constitutional amendments, including those in the Bill of Rights, which were released almost in tandem with the original document itself. If you are looking for research paper topics in U. […]

Why Oscar-Hopeful Bilal Movie Could Launch a Research Paper

The animated film Bilal is being “viewed by many to be the birth of global film making in the Middle East,” according to a contributor to the Saudi Gazette in “Saudi animated movie ‘Bilal’ to be screened at Cannes.” Though a film for children, the Bilal movie, produced by UAE and Saudi Arabian company Barajoun […]

Research Paper Topics in 19th Century Philosophy

Philosophy is a broad field, and even narrowing it down to a specific time period, for example 19th Century Philosophy, can leave open a wide range of possibilities for good research paper topics. Whether you’re in Philosophy 101, a course on history of philosophy or a more specific course, you can find ample opportunities to […]

Research paper topics in transportation

Transportation covers a huge field of interest, so narrowing down a good idea for a research paper topic can be a real challenge. Are you primarily interested in mass transportation, or are you considering looking into theories of transportation planning? Other parts of transportation are aerospace, railroads, subway systems and personal vehicles. While your professor […]

Research topic: Is the new Star Wars story Rogue One a political movie?

Disney chief executive officer Bob Iger made waves when, in response to a budding boycott, he proclaimed that the new Star Wars film, Rogue One, was not a political movie. The movie centers around the efforts of a team of rebels to retrieve the plans for the superweapon, the Death Star, from the evil Galactic […]

Research paper topics: Presidential inauguration

The U.S. presidential election took place in November, so why do we wait until January 20th to inaugurate the new president? If you are looking for interesting research paper topics in American history, consider researching the history of the presidential inauguration, the role the Electoral College plays in the delay between election and inauguration, and […]