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SOAR Project

SOAR Projects

Student Opportunities for Academic Research (SOAR) is a Moravian University program that provides stipends to support projects in which students are engaged in scholarly or creative activity with faculty members. There are two separate programs. In the semester program, a student is working on the designated project eight hours a week and will be paid accordingly. In the summer program a student is engaged full-time in a research project for ten weeks.

All members of the History Department are active scholars who  are interested in sharing with the students their life of the mind. This is a great opportunity to work with some of the leading scholars in their fields.

Recent SOAR projects in history:

  • "What Skeletal Markers can tell us about Disease and Gender in Medieval England." 
  • Honor and Masculinity: The Experiences of German Soldiers during the First World War and the Emergence of Right-Wing Radicalism, 1914-1923
  • The American Civil War and the Lehigh Valley: A Study and Analysis of Primary Sources
  • Rediscovering and Including Women in the Civil Rights Movement, 1945-1975
  • The Bethlehem Area During the Great Depression
  • Canada: A Community History
  • Honor and Economics: The Ideologies of the Nazi-SS and Their Uses in Germany, 1926-1941
  • Canajoharie: An Eighteenth-Century Mohawk Village
  • Mistaking Africa: American Popular Culture Myths
  • The Method of Healing: The Concept of Vital Force in Samuel Hahnemann's Organon (1810)
  • Race and Family Formation on the Eve of Cuban Slave Emancipation
  • Emotional Culture in Eighteenth Century Moravian Communities