Natalie Cincotta

Reflections of the past preserved by photography

Being an Honors Scholar has been an invaluable research experience. Being a part of this program allowed me to explore the topic I am passionate about in ways I might have not otherwise been able to do. I began this project by participating in the Seminar on Archival and Historical Research at the Center for […]

My connection to the research

My love of history has its roots in a particular book that I read as a child: The Diary of Anne Frank. Around my ninth birthday, I received the book as a gift. I don’t recall my exact reactions to specific details in the book, nor do I remember having any prior knowledge of the […]

Alternate frame of view

One of the best benefits of the Honors Scholars Program is working with an expert in my field. Dr. Emma Kuby from the Department of History is working with me on this project, and her guidance and advice has been, and continues to be, invaluable. I walked into Dr. Kuby’s office earlier this year with […]

A Study of German Photographs from World War II in relation to pre-war European Visual Culture

In 2004, Thomas Eller published a series of photographs by Willi Rose, a German soldier in a motorcycle brigade station in both western and eastern Europe during the Second World War. Rose was Eller’s great uncle. It was not until 2000 when Eller’s grandmother showed him Rose’s photographs, which captured the expanse of the Soviet […]