The many facets of the war on terror — research paper topics

ISIS. Al Qaeda. Taliban. All three groups represent various tenets of Islamic fundamentalism, and all have been prominently featured in the news in terms of the war on terror.

Discuss the 9/11 attacks for your research paper on the war on terror. (Credit: limitstogrowth.org)

Discuss the 9/11 attacks for your research paper on the war on terror. (Credit: limitstogrowth.org)

Research paper topics on these groups, as well as on counterterrorism efforts against them, are just some of the ideas you could cover if you are writing on the war on terror for a history or political science class. Read more

King Richard III grave found: Archaeology or genetics term paper

For your term paper, consider writing about the 2012 discovery of a grave and skeleton in Leicester, England that was identified as belonging to King Richard III, the last English king to die in battle.

The discovery of a skeleton in 2012 was originally identified as King Richard III. (Credit: History Extra)

The discovery of a skeleton in 2012 was originally identified as King Richard III. (Credit: History Extra)

The story of the excavation, discovery of the skeleton and the DNA science that led to its identification would make interesting research paper topics for your British history, archaeology or genetics/genealogy class. Read more

Explore human rights and Sebastião Salgado for your next research paper

The extraordinary career of photographer Sebastião Salgado is chronicled in the documentary film Salt of the Earth. The movie takes a look at his career as an award-winning photographer, taking images of people around the world.

Salt of the Earth documentary discusses human rights. (Credit: The Culturist)

Salt of the Earth documentary discusses human rights. (Credit: The Culturist)

Many of his black-and-white photographs focus on human rights violations and human suffering from war zones and other areas of conflict. For your next research paper, consider discussing human rights or documentary filmmaking with focus on the Salt of the Earth documentary. Read more

A list of concentration camps will help you write about the tragedy of the Holocaust

In this article, we describe concentration camps and a list of concentration camps is provided with some information about each camp. During World War II and the Holocaust, many camps were set up throughout Europe. The purpose of the camps that were built later by the Third Reich, mostly between 1939 and 1942, was to keep large numbers of prisoners without trial or jury. The people who were held included Gypsies, Jews, war prisoners, Slaves, homosexuals, political dissidents, and many other groups that were considered “undesirable” socially, politically, or racially by the Nazi state.

An image of Auschwitz, one of several concentration camps. (Credit: danaandholly.com)

An image of Auschwitz, one of several concentration camps. (Credit: danaandholly.com)

The concentration camps were used to suppress these people. Besides concentration camps, extermination camps, labor camps and transit camps also existed, and some camps were a combination. For example, Vaivara was both a concentration camp and a transit camp. Read more

Research topic: Can Ted Cruz win the Republican nomination?

The 2016 presidential election may still be more than 18 months away, but the interest in who will receive the Democratic nomination and the Republican nomination has been heating up for some time already.

Ted Cruz is the first to announce he's running in the 2016 presidential election. (Credit: Huffington Post)

Ted Cruz is the first to announce he’s running in the 2016 presidential election. (Credit: Huffington Post)

The first official announcement of someone running came when Ted Cruz said he was seeking the Republican nomination on March 23, 2015. Does the senator have a chance or will those in his party consider him too conservative? Read more

Research paper topic: Romanticism art and the film Mr. Turner

As a student of art and art history there are countless subjects for a research paper. Take art movements for example. You can choose impressionism, landscape paintings, modern art, pop art – the list goes on. Romanticism art could also be a good choice. Characteristics of romanticism include an emphasis on nature, the innocence of children and heroic individualism.

Mr. Turner takes on romanticism in art. (Credit: Variety)

Mr. Turner takes on romanticism in art. (Credit: Variety)

To get you started, go see the film Mr. Turner, which tells the story of J.M.W. Turner, an English romantic landscape painter who created thousands of paintings for the world to enjoy. Read more

Questia and the Chicago Metro History Education Center (CMHEC) team up for 2015 History Fair

Each year CMHEC serves thousands of students and hundreds of teachers from numerous schools in the Chicagoland area. They are given a chance to participate in its signature program, the Chicago Metro History Fair, at the school, regional, state and national levels.

Students are given the opportunity to think critically and creatively through their projects, which pique their interest due to having the freedom to select their topic. This year Questia is proud to serve as a sponsor in recognizing and encouraging young people to become lifelong learners and wise citizens. Read more

Research topic: New terrorist threat from Al-Shabaab targets shopping malls

The Mall of America in Minnesota, and other large shopping malls across the world, are apparently the latest targets of a terrorist threat from Al-Shabaab. The Somali-based group previously attacked a mall in Nairobi, Kenya.

Recent terrorist threats have been made on shopping malls. (Credit: MyFox9.com)

Recent terrorist threats have been made on shopping malls. (Credit: MyFox9.com)

The U.S. government, according to Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, is taking the threat seriously and asking malls to respond appropriately. Read more

The Black Arts Movement is a good research paper topic for African American history and art

The Black Arts Movement was the artistic part of the Black Power movement, and is also known as the Black Aesthetics Movement or BAM. It lasted from 1965 to 1975, and is mostly regarded as a 1960s movement.

The Black Arts Movement was the aesthetic and spiritual sister of the Black Power concept. (Credit: wuster338)

The Black Arts Movement was the aesthetic and spiritual sister of the Black Power concept. (Credit: wuster338)

It began with the Assassination of Malcolm X and was started in Harlem by writer and activist Amiri Baraka. He was an influential dramatist, essayist, poet, and music critic. Read more

John Fiske is a good research paper topic for philosophy and American history

The American historian, philosopher, and writer, John Fiske, was born on March 30, 1842, in Hanford, Conn., U.S. and died July 4, 1901, in East Gloucester, Mass. His original name was Edmund Fisk Green.

Consider discussing John Fiske for your next research paper. (Credit: QuotesDump)

Consider discussing John Fiske for your next research paper. (Credit: QuotesDump)

He made European evolutionary theory popular in the United States and wrote on a variety of subjects, such as mythology, history, and evolution. Read more