Prizes

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

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 2019 recipient: Walker Schneider '19
The 2020 recipient: David Velona '21

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 2021 recipient:  Elizabeth Garrison '21, "The Freedmen's Bureau and Freed Slaves as Democratic Thinkers," written for Professor Leslie Butler in HIST 96.29.

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 2021 recipient:  Mohammad Safi Uddin Riaz '23, "To What Extent was the Ottoman Empire a Patrimonial State in the Seventeenth Century?" written for Professor Pamela Crossley in HIST 72.

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 2021 recipient:   Emilie Bowerman '23, "As it had been in Toledo... The Austrian Cross and Iberian Political Theology from the Visigoths to the Astur-Leonese Kingdom," written for Professor Cecilia Gaposchkin in HIST 44.02.

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

The 2021 recipient:  Callum Zehner '21, "Metropolitan Perceptions of Kenyan Settlers," written for Professor Douglas Haynes in HIST 96.01.

Patten 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 2020 recipient:  George Harvey '22, "The Indian Corps on the Western Front," advised by Professor David Petruccelli.

(Because the London FSP was cancelled in Fall 2020, this prize was not awarded in Spring 2021).

John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding

Chase Peace Prize

The Chase Peace Prize was established at Dartmouth College by Edward M. Chase, a native of Lithuania who emigrated to the United States, settling in Manchester, New Hampshire, until his death, in 1939. A philanthropist of many causes, Mr. Chase established the Peace Prize in order to encourage careful reflection on the causes of war and the prospects for peace in the world. The Chase Peace Prize is awarded to the best senior thesis or culminating project that treats the subject of war, conflict resolution, the prospects and problems of maintaining peace, or other related topics.

Recent History majors who have won this distinguished prize:

Ethan Klaris '20, "To Punish Them and Make Them Very Poor: Morality and Total War on the Southern Plains, 1868-1875"

Yoo Jin Chae '18, "'May This Tribunal Prevent the Crime of Silence': The Russell Tribunal on War Crimes in Vietnam, 1967"

Carson Hele '16, "The Family-Friendly Occupation: Military Dependents and American Power in Postwar Japan, 1945-1952"

Blaze Joel '15, "One People. One Nation. Two Wars: Nationalism and Memory in Croatia and the Breakup of Yugoslavia"

Louis Wheatley '14, "Matriotism: American Motherhood in Protest Against WWII, the Vietnam War, and the Iraq War"

History Honors Thesis Prizes

Salvador Allende 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 Latin American or western hemispheric history.

The 2021 recipient: Maryfer Mendoza '21, "Tijuana La Zona Norte, An In-Between Zone: The Evolution of Vice-Industry and Policy on the U.S.-Mexico Border," advised by Professor Annelise Orleck.

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 2021 recipient:  Jacob Maguire '21, "Hispanophone Relations in the Age of the 'Neoliberal Paradigm': Socialist Spain's Promotion of Democracy, Markets, and Enterprise in Argentina and Cuba, 1982-1996," advised by Professor Pamela Voekel.

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 2021 recipient:  Olivia Scott '21, "(Re)Fashioning the Puritan: The Evolution of the Societal and Sartorial Landscape in Seventeenth-Century Massachusetts," advised by Professor Paul Musselwhite.

Richard B. McCornack 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 Latin American history.

The 2021 recipient:  Fionnuala Murphy '21, "Un Sueno Para Vender: The Economics of Memory and The Malvinas War in Argentinian Political Discourse, 1989-2015," advised by Professor Melendez-Badillo.

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 2021 recipient:  Jenna Gallagher '21, "Anti-Circumcision Discourses in Sudan (1979-2003): Political Contexts and the Growth of a Movement," advised by Professor Naaborko Sackeyfio-Lenoch.

Jonathan B. Rintels Prize

This prize is awarded annually in the fall for the best honors thesis in the Social Sciences.

The 2020 recipient: Courtney Stump '20, ""For the Public Good": Women's Political Engagement in Revolutionary-era Boston," advised by Professor Paul Musselwhite.

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 non-western history.

The 2021 recipient: Womsikuk James '21, "The Shiv Sena: The History of a Political Movement and its Transitional Phases," advised by Professor Douglas Haynes.

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 interregional or comparative history.

The 2021 recipient:  Jonathan Briffault '21, "A Tale of Two Titans: William Randolph Hearst, Lord Northcliffe, and the Power of the Press in the Transatlantic Age of Reform," advised by Professor Stefan Link.