Ancient Civilizations Research Paper Topics

When studying ancient civilizations, the Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans get all the attention. But other worthy ancient cultures make good research paper topics too.

Learn more about the many ancient civilizations. (Credit: Heritage of Japan)

Learn more about the many ancient civilizations. (Credit: Heritage of Japan)

Here are some research paper topics on the early civilizations of Native Hawaiian people, ancient Japan, and ancient Mesoamerica. Read more

Black History Month Research Paper Topics

Ever since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History month. It is a time when the country focuses attention on the many historic contributions of African-Americans to our American culture.

Learn more about Black History Month here. (Credit: CMU)

Learn more about Black History Month here. (Credit: CMU)

Research into Black history facts will take one into topical areas that include civil rights, modern literature, music, theatre and culture, inventions in science and technology, and much more. The choice of research paper topics seems endless. Read more

Hidden Figures Movie, NASA: Research Paper Topics

The Hidden Figures movie provides many interesting research paper topics. It’s a fact-based biography of Katherine G. Johnson (played by Taraji P. Henson), a black woman mathematician at NASA in the 1960s who helped win the Space Race. The movie also features Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer), a mechanical engineer, and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae), a researcher in supersonic flight. These women were literally rocket scientists!

Use Hidden Figures as an interesting research topic. (Credit: BGN)

Use Hidden Figures as an interesting research topic. (Credit: BGN)

We’ve all seen old television images of the Houston control room monitoring the progress of manned space flights. They are filled with only white men in white shirts and buzz cuts. But a diverse group of people helped accomplish NASA’s space race. Read more

Inauguration day facts, traditions and political protests—research paper topics

Another inauguration day occurs on January 20, 2017. During this presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C., the 45th president of the United States of America will be sworn into office.

Learn more about Inauguration Day and its history. (Credit: DC By Foot)

Learn more about Inauguration Day and its history. (Credit: DC By Foot)

The history of the pomp and tradition of this occasion, as well as the political protests surrounding the event, offer many research paper topics to consider. Read more

Research paper topics on capital punishment

The recent sentencing of Dylann Roof for 33 counts of federal hate crimes is likely to prompt a renewed discussion about capital punishment. The federal prosecutors will be seeking the death penalty when Roof is sentenced, as will the state of South Carolina, where Roof faces additional murder charges for the Charleston shooting that took place on June 17, 2015.

Learn more about the issue of capital punishment. (Credit: Christianity Today)

Learn more about the issue of capital punishment. (Credit: Christianity Today)

A research paper could explore how the issue of capital punishment is handled in other countries, historically and in modern times. Read more

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?

Learn more about the process of the presidential inauguration. (Credit: CenterStage)

Learn more about the process of the presidential inauguration. (Credit: CenterStage)

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 the oath of office the president takes when he assumes his office. Read more

Discuss Pearl Harbor virtual reality world in your history research paper

December 7, 2016, was the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, which precipitated the United States entering World War II. The sneak attack is a topic that offers many research paper topics, from how the U.S. missed the signs of the attack to how the U.S.’s entry into the war changed the course of events for that global conflict.

Time, Inc. is incorporating virtual reality into remembrance of Pearl Harbor. (Credit: CNN)

Time, Inc. is incorporating virtual reality into remembrance of Pearl Harbor. (Credit: CNN)

As fewer and fewer survivors of the attack are left to help others remember that day, new technologies are offering new ways of honoring historic events by creating a virtual reality world, including a Time Inc. VR experience, Remembering Pearl Harbor. Read more

Questia Reading Room: Celebrate holidays around the world

Around the world, there are many ways to celebrate the holiday season.

Learn more about the many holidays around the globe. (Credit: Chicago Now)

Learn more about the many holidays around the globe. (Credit: Chicago Now)

Learn more about the history and rituals of seasonal holidays through our reading room books – FREE for the next month. Read more

Research paper topics: History of sociology

Sociology is the study of human social behavior, and since its development as a formal field of study, it has gone through significant changes in outlook. From early sociologists like Herbert Spencer, who promoted the idea of social Darwinism, and Karl Marx, who viewed sociology through the economy, to the modern founders of sociology Emile Durkheim and Max Weber, to current theorists like George Herbert Mead and Herbert Blumer, who started applying symbolic interactionism, and proponents of Marxist inspired conflict theory, there are many aspects of the history of sociology to cover.

Can you identify these notable sociology experts? (Credit: Mtholyoke.edu)

Can you identify these notable sociology experts? (Credit: Mtholyoke.edu)

If you are looking for term paper topics that will help you explore the history of sociology, consider pursuing the topic using tools at Questia to get started. Read more

What 3,000 year old mummies can tell archaeologists as your research topic

Archaeologists can’t exactly call a 3,000 year old mummy “new,” but they can continue to expand their knowledge in the field of Egyptology when mummies or artifacts are discovered. Such was the case in Luxor, Egypt, in late 2016, when the sarcophagus of Amenrenef was uncovered in the Temple of Millions of Years. What secrets can 3,000-year-old mummies tell?

Find out about the 3,000 year-old mummies recently discovered. (Credit: CS Monitor)

Find out about the 3,000 year-old mummies recently discovered. (Credit: CS Monitor)

If you are looking for research paper topics in archaeology, consider following developing discoveries in Egyptology, such as Amenrenef’s tomb, the tattoos discovered on a female mummy from the same era, or the Lady of Jewels discovered in 2014. Read more