The Capstone project in History represents the culmination of your work in the History major. It is a substantial piece of written scholarship that enables you to explore an historical topic that is of particular interest to you and to make a scholarly contribution to ongoing discussions surrounding that topic. You are expected to work on your Capstone project throughout your senior year and, ideally, to conduct research on it during the previous summer. Your completed project should be a polished and professional example of scholarly research and writing.