How to Succeed in Your First Art History Course

Are you taking your first art history class? If you’re unsure of how to succeed in an art history class, or if you’re overwhelmed with the names you can’t pronounce and the dates you can’t remember, then this post is for you!

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The Promise and Armenian Genocide as Research Paper Topics

On April 24, 2017, the film, The Promise, starring Christian Bale opened in theaters nationwide. The date is the anniversary of the beginning of the Armenian genocide that took place in Turkey in 1915. This chapter of history is fraught with controversy as the Turkish government refuses to acknowledge its role in what has been described as the first modern genocide.

Discover more on The Promise and Armenian genocide in your research paper. (Credit: The Nation)

Discover more on The Promise and Armenian genocide in your research paper. (Credit: The Nation)

The ethnic cleansing of the Armenians from Turkey is said to have inspired Adolf Hitler’s “final solution.” A research paper on this topic will reveal patterns of oppression that exist today. Read more

Research Paper on the EU—The Future of Europe

Formerly established in 1993, the EU currently includes 28 member states and is home to more than 510 million people. It is the largest economy in the world. The future of the EU has come into question of late with Brexit—the vote in Great Britain to leave the union—and the controversial candidacy of Marine Le Pen in France’s presidential election.

Discover more on the EU and its future. (Credit: European Commission)

Discover more on the EU and its future. (Credit: European Commission)

There are many research paper topics to consider on these issues, as well as the future of federalism in Europe in general. Read more

The Story of Black Colleges as Research Paper Topics

The documentary Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Historically Black Colleges and Universities focuses on the impact these schools have had on the culture, history and identity of African Americans in the United States.

Discover more on the history of black colleges.(Credit: YouTube)

Discover more on the history of black colleges. (Credit: YouTube)

Research paper topics spurred on by the film could focus on how these higher education opportunities came to be in the first place or if their role changed with affirmative action. Read more

Questia Reading Room: Famous Inventors and Life-Changing Inventions

For all the inventors of the world out there, this one’s for you! This month we’re recognizing National Inventors Month and sharing books focused on some of the most important creations of all time and the stories behind famous inventors.

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The Zookeeper’s Wife and Civil Disobedience Research Paper Topics

The film, The Zookeeper’s Wife, starring Jessica Chastain tells the true story of how Antonina Zabinski and her husband defied Nazi orders and saved hundreds of Jews from the Holocaust. In an act of civil disobedience, the Zabinskis took Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto and hid them in the Warsaw Zoo.

Discover more on civil disobedience in The Zookeeper's Wife. (Credit: Rolling Stone)

Discover more on civil disobedience in The Zookeeper’s Wife. (Credit: Rolling Stone)

Many eventually made their way to freedom. Acts of civil disobedience such as this are inspirational stories in history and could inspire your next research paper. Read more

Constitutional Rights to Internet Privacy Research Paper Topics

The world wide web has become an integral part of our daily lives. Many Americans may not be aware, however, that the right to privacy soon won’t be guaranteed when it comes to our internet searches. The U.S. Congress recently passed legislation that takes away any internet privacy for citizens and allows telecommunications companies to sell your search histories.

Find out more about your internet privacy rights. (Credit: Galigio)

Find out more about your internet privacy rights. (Credit: Galigio)

Research paper topics on this subject to consider include how does such a law play with our Constitutional rights or do we need FCC rules and protections for internet privacy in the first place? Read more

White Helmets and the Syrian Civil War as Your Research Paper Topic

The Syrian Civil War began during the uprisings of the Arab Spring in 2011. Since that time, it is estimated that the death toll from the armed conflict is at least 400,000. The Oscar win for the Netflix movie, White Helmets, brought a new wave of attention to this fight between ISIS and the Syrian government, rebel groups and the Kurds.

See what you can learn on the Syrian Civil War in the White Helmets documentary. (Credit: Netflix)

See what you can learn on the Syrian Civil War in the White Helmets documentary. (Credit: Netflix)

A wealth of research paper topics on this issue could be explored, from the roots of the fighting to the humanitarian crisis. Read more

Questia Reading Room: Women’s History Month

During Women’s History Month, we believe it’s important to recognize and acknowledge the women who worked hard to break down barriers and allow future generations of women to achieve their dreams.

Expand your knowledge of women's history with our free books. (Credit: WILL)

Expand your knowledge of women’s history with our free books. (Credit: WILL)

Learn more about this movement with our FREE set of books over the next month. Read more

Historiography or Pseudoscience? Research Paper Topics on Event Clusters

According to Questia, “Historiography contributes a meta-analysis to the discipline of history, studying how the history of a topic is interpreted and reconstructed, to form a body of knowledge that is accepted as true.” Sometimes history is thought of as static, but not only do events build on each other, but certain dates, such as the Ides of March, seem to be marked as more historically significant than others.

See the connection between historiography and pseudoscience. (Credit: Josiah Way)

See the connection between historiography and pseudoscience. (Credit: Josiah Way)

Of course, many view this idea of clustered events as part and parcel of pseudoscience. Deciphering how the interpretation of certain historical events has altered over time, and the way cognitive biases influence us offers many areas to explore in a research paper. Read more