Each student will write either an original research paper on a topic of interest to the student, or a bibliographic essay on a set of outside readings.

Selected Student Paper Titles

Engineering Mass Consumption: Transportation and the Technopolitics of Industrial Agriculture, 1945-1967

Maps to the Market: United States Food Guides in the 1920s and 1930s

Saudade, Milking Parlors, and Globalization: Azorean Queijo Fresco in Historical Perspective

Whirlwinds of Beef

The Atomic Meal: The Cold War and Irradiated Foods, 1956-1963

Every Man His Own Weather Clerk!: Weather Information Systems, Local Communication Technologies, and a National Weather Service for Agriculture, 1870-1891

Sugar Pie Honey Bun: The Industrialization of Honey in the United States in the Early 20th Century

Mechanization and the Small Farmer in Punjab