History majors Marc Gibson and Michael Kermmoade have been selected to compete in the AHSS Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 24, 2008. Their projects were among nine selected from nominations reviewed by the Undergraduate Research Team of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.
The Symposium will be held on campus in the Donaghey Student Center’s room D from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Students, faculty, friends, and the general public are welcome to attend. Each researcher will have ten minutes to present his or her findings. Prizes will be awarded for the best projects. First prize will be $500, and additional awards will be given out.
Gibson’s project addresses political, social, and intellectual reasons behind earliest phase of witch-hunting in Scotland. Kermmoade examines the links between medieval tales of Jews desecrating the Eucharist and accusations that witches stole consecrated hosts to work evil magic.
Gibson and Kermmoade were also chosen to present their work at the Phi Alpha Theta conference at Harding University on Saturday, April 5.