Prizes

History honors theses and course paper submissions for the following prizes are made by the faculty of the History Department.

Class of 1859 Prize

Awarded annually to a member of the History Department's Honors Program who, in the judgment of the Department, submits the best thesis upon an historical subject dealing with European studies.

The 2016 recipient:  Kelly Emery '16  for her thesis, "Medieval Memories: The Middle Ages and Construction of Identity in Interwar Britain" (Advisor: Gaposchkin)

Jones History Prize

Awarded annually to a member of the History Department's Honors Program who, in the judgment of the Department, submits the best thesis upon some subject connected with the history of the United States.

The 2016 recipient:  Vivien Rendleman '16 for her thesis, "Daughters of Freedom, Daughters of War: Practicing Citizenship in Richmond, Virginia, 1865-1902" (Advisor: Butler)

Steven S. Rosenthal '71 Prize

Awarded annually to a member of the History Department's Honors Program who, in the judgment of the Department, submits the best thesis in Asian, African or Latin American History.

Not awarded in the 2016 year.

Charles T. Wood Prize

Awarded annually to a member of the History Department's Honors Program who, in the judgment of the Department, submits the best thesis dealing with a topic of inter-regional or comparative history.

The 2016 recipient:  Roger Lu '16 for his thesis, "Seismic Diplomacy: The American Aid Response to the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923" (Advisor: Ericson)

Morton Prizes

Louis Morton Memorial Prize in American History: Awarded annually to the student who has written the best essay dealing with United States history for courses offered by faculty of the History Department.

The 2016 recipient:  Madeline Lyons '16 for her History 96 paper, "A Civil War for Unity: Cherokee-Confederate Relations in the American Civil War" (Instructor: Calloway)

Louis Morton Memorial Prize in European History: Awarded annually to the student who has written the best essay dealing with European history for courses offered by faculty of the History Department.

The 2016 recipient:  Elena Ridker '16 for her History 96 seminar paper entitled "'Masculinity, the Male Body, and Nazi Ideology" (Instructor: Greenberg)

Louis Morton Memorial Prize in Asian, African or Latin American History: Awarded annually to the student who has written the best essay dealing with Asian, African or Latin American history for courses offered by faculty of the History Department.

The 2016 recipient: David Bassali '16 for his History 5.5 paper, "The Army Does Not Need Traditional Medicine: Beriberi and the Westernization of Medicine in Meiji Japan" (Instructor: Ericson)

Louis Morton Memorial Prize in Inter-regional or Comparative History: Awarded annually to the student who has written the best essay dealing with a topic of inter-regional or comparative history for courses offered by faculty of the History Department.

The 2016 recipient:  Jack Braun '16 for his History 96 seminar paper, "Benevolent Assimilation and Marked Severity: The Coexistence of Beneficience and Violence in American Counterinsurgency Strategy in the Philippine Insurrection, 1899-1902 (Instructor: E. Miller)

History London Research Prize

Awarded annually by the Department of History to a member of the History Foreign Study Program in London who has written the best independent research paper.

The 2016 recipient:  Nikol Oydanich '17 for her paper "Westminster, Walworth, and Whitehall: An Analysis on the Emergence of Choice in London Schools, 1939-1988" (Adviser: Estabrook)

Richard B. McCornack Prize for Excellence in History

Awarded annually to the senior History major who has the highest academic record in history of those majors admitted that year to a recognized graduate school for further work in history.

The 2016 recipient:  Pascal Croak '16

Peter J. Reichard 1966 Memorial Research Award

Awarded annually for the best thesis written by a student enrolled in the History Department's Honors Program.

The 2016 recipient:  Vivien Rendleman '16 for her thesis, "Daughters of Freedom, Daughters of War: Practicing Citizenship in Richmond, Virginia, 1865-1902" (Advisor: Butler)

Charles Downer Hazen Fellowship

Is awarded annually to the major who has achieved the highest grade point average in History at the end of his or her junior year.

The 2015 recipient:  Haley Shaw '15