A two page proposal presenting the problem(s) to be investigated, specific examples to be examined, research methods to be employed, and any preliminary arguments that may be made. Add to your proposal a one-page outline and a working 1 page bibliography.
Here are some paper topics that you can choose from:
1. Jewelry/ accessories
2. Health/ hygiene/ nutrition/ bauty and cosmetics
3. Baths and bathing practices
4. Dining rituals
Formulate your research topic. Bibliography, footnotes, citations format is Chicago (Chicago Manual of Style).
Is your research going to be object based? Or is it more about social history or theory? What is your approach? What are the main questions for the research?
Let me know if you have any questions. Attached a few readings that could serve as a sourse. Also footnotes in those reading can be helpful too.
I think it is better to choose the jewelry theme, concentrate on wedding rings, materials the used, and make it object based. If you have other suggestions please let me know