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 2018 recipient:  Elle Macalpine, "Music and the Making of the Middle Class: The Birmingham Music Festivals and Middle-Class Identity Formation in Provincial England, 1768-1912" (Advisor: 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 2018 recipient:  Leigh Steinberg, “‘This is not Alabama, this is Boston’: The Erasure of Race from the Boston School Desegregation Debate” (Advisor: Rabig)

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 2018 recipient:  William Sandlund, “The Suicide Years: Republican Shanghai’s Gendered Suicide Trope” (Advisor: Crossley)

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 2018 recipient:  Yoo Jin Chae, “‘May This Tribunal Prevent the Crime of Silence’: The Russell Tribunal on War Crimes in Vietnam, 1967” (Advisors: Greenberg & E. 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 2018 recipient:  Jacob Cutler, "'A Challenge to All Mankind': American Conceptions of the Submarine at the Washington Conference" (Advisor: J. Miller)

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 2018 recipient:   J. Corey Schiff, "A Legal Eagle?:  Assessing Napoleon's Claim to the French Civil Code" (Advisor: Darrow)

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 2018 recipient:  Ashwath Srilanth, "Missionary Perspectives of the Caste System" (Advisor: Haynes)

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 2018 recipient:  Alexa P. Sonnenfeld '17, "Incubating Development: The United States, Haiti, and the Gendarmerie, 1916-1921" (Advisor: 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 2018 recipient:  Bradley Hubsch '19, "Media Spy Fever and British Counter-Intelligence in the First World War'" (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 2018 recipient:  Anmol Ghavri '18

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 2018 recipient:  Yoo Jin Chae ‘18, “‘May This Tribunal Prevent the Crime of Silence’: The Russell Tribunal on War Crimes in Vietnam, 1967” (Advisors: U. Greenberg and E. 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 2018 recipient: