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 2020 recipient:  Zachary Cherian '20, "The Scottish Enlightenment's Effect on the City of Edinburgh," advised by Professor Carl Estabrook.

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 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 Asian, African or Latin American History.

The 2020 recipient: Anne Pinkney '20, "Neoliberalizing Reproductive "Rights": Poverty Alleviation and the Programa de Salud Reproductiva y Planificación Familiar in Peru, 1990-2000," advised by Professors Pamela Voekel and Golnar Nikpour.

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 2020 recipient:  Alexandrea Keith '20, "[B]e of itself an act of liberation": Transnational Black Freedom Ideologies of Errol Hill, the Black Arts Movement, and the Caribbean Arts Movement," advised by Professor Julia Rabig.

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 2020 recipient:  Alexander Chao '20, "The Neoconservative Human Rights Movement, the Carter Administration, and Beyond," written for Professor Golnar Nikpour in HIST 96.33.

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 2020 recipient:   Rushil Shukla '20, "Render Unto God or Mammon?: Bosch as Bourgeois Moralist," written for Professor Walter Simons in HIST 96.31.

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 2020 recipient:  Olivia Gish '20, "National Parks in South Africa: The Exclusion of Local Communities from 1910-1994," written for Professor Douglas Haynes in HIST 76.

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 2020 recipient:  Livy Scott '21, "Witchcraft in the 'Isle of Devils': Puritan-Provoked Witchcraft Hysteria in Bermuda," written for Professor Paul Musselwhite in HIST 96.21.

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

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 2020 recipient:  Alexandrea Keith '20

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

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

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"