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:  Benjamin Weinstock '17  for his thesis, "Writing History with the Voice: The Songs of Godric of Finchale (c. 1065-1170)" (Advisor: Simons)

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 2017 recipient:  Mercedes de Guardiola ‘17, "Blood has told": The Eugenical Campaign in the Green Mountain State (Advisor: Calloway)

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.

The 2017 recipient:  Pakdee Rojanasopondist ‘17, “Trustbusting in Occupied Japan: Zaibatsu Dissolution, Economic Deconcentration, and the Japanese Textile Industry” (Advisor: Ericson).

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 2017 recipient:  Emily Burack ‘17, "'We Are Speaking of Jewish Survival': The Emergence of the Jewish Defense League" (Advisor: J. Miller)

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 2017 recipient:  Eamon Murphy '17, "'What Was Man Made For, If Not to Reclaim?': Analyzing 'Washingtonianism' as Political and Social Theory" (Butler, HIST 96.29 Debating Democracy in the Nineteenth Century seminar paper)

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 2017 recipient:  Nikol Oydanich '17, "Ritualized Rule and Rebellion: An Analysis on the Microcosm of Political Life in the British Public School, 1600-1780" (Estabrook, HIST 96.3 Topics in British History seminar paper)

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 2017 recipient: Alexander Witherspoon '18, "Railways in China and Japan, 1870-1911: Explaining Divergent Patterns" (Ericson, HIST 97 Independent Study paper)

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 2017 recipient:  Hannah Markowitz '18, "United We Stand, Divided We Fall: Quaker Justice in Colonial Pennsylvania from 1682-1700" (Musselwhite, HIST 96 Political Thought in Colonial America seminar paper)

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 2017 recipient:  Rachael Jones '17, "Law, Policy and Prestige: The Maudsley Hospital in the Era of 'Enlightened Heal Care'" (Advisor: Darrow)

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 2017 recipient:  Benjamin Weinstock '17

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 2017 recipient:  Emily Burack ‘17, "We Are Speaking of Jewish Survival": The Emergence of the Jewish Defense League (Advisor: J. Miller)

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 2016 recipient:  Pakdee Rojanasopondist '17