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.

NOT AWARDED IN 2019.

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 2019 recipient:  Walker S. Schneider ’19, “Criminals and New York: How Organized Crime Modernized the City,” advised by Professor Leslie 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 2019.

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 2019 recipient:  Marcus Thompson ‘19, “The Military History of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1630-1638,” advised by Professor Paul Musselwhite.

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 2019 recipient:  Courtney Stump ‘20, "Press, Pulpit & Polity: Pennsylvania's transition from rebellions to revolution, 1775-1776," written for Professor Musselwhite in HIST 96.21.

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 2019 recipient:   Honora Verdone ‘20, "Sowing the Seeds of Rebellion in the Ulster Plantation: An Examination of Catholic Resurgence in the Wake of the Church of Ireland's Failure," written for Professor Carl Estabrook in HIST 96.03.

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 2019 recipient:  Austen Robinson ‘19, "Understanding Japan and the First World War," written for Professor Steven Ericson in HIST 97.

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 2019 recipient:  Morgan Corley ‘18, "War Stories: American Power and the Pacific War in the Marshall Islands," written for Professor Jennifer Miller's HIST 96.25 seminar.

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 2019 recipient:  Maya Frost-Belansky ‘20, "Irreconcilable Debts: The Debt Recovery Efforts iof British Merchants 1776-1794," advised by Professor Paul Musselwhite.

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 2019 recipient:  Walker Schneider '19

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 2019 recipient:  Walker S. Schneider ’19, “Criminals and New York: How Organized Crime Modernized the City,” advised by Professor Leslie 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 2019 recipient: Walker Schneider '19