2015-2016 Undergraduate Award Winners

Mon, 04/18/2016

Department of History Undergraduate Research Award Winners 2016

Adolph G. Rosengarten, Jr. Prize for the most outstanding Honors thesis:
Ryan Anderson
“There grows in the land here neither wine nor meat”: Governance and Conflict in the German Rule of 16th Century Venezuela

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Lynn M. Case Prize for the best Honors thesis in European history: 
Sarah Emmerich
Budding Life in a Barren World: the Revival of Jewish Life and Community in the post-World War II Displaced Persons Camps

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Thomas C. Cochran Prize for the best Honors thesis in American history:
Anne Weis
“Forcibly and Against her Will”: Sexual Violence, Military Justice, and Race in the American Civil War

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Hilary Conroy Prize for the best Honors thesis in World history:
Taylor Evensen
“Prompt, Adequate, and Effective Compensation”: the Role of American Businesses in Cuban-American Relations, 1959-1961

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Captain Victor Gondos, Jr. Prize for the 
best research paper or thesis in military or diplomatic history:
Varun Menon 
One Nation Overseas: the Statecraft of the United States Congress in the Age of Democratic Revolutions

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Jeanette Nichols Prize for the best research paper or thesis in Women's history or Social history: 
Helen Hunter
Redefining American Motherhood: Emily Mudd's Mission at Home and Abroad

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James V. Saporito Memorial Prize for the best undergraduate research paper or thesis in Intellectual and Cultural history:
Carolyn Grace
Delinquents, Rebels, Lovers, and Lost Souls: Representations of American and French Youth Culture in Film

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Jack Reece Prize for an outstanding undergraduate research paper in European history:
Kathryn Marshalek
The Aftermath of the Powder Plot: Ecclesiastical Rhetoric, Royal Enforcement, and Popular Opinion

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Gussie Wachs Prize for an outstanding undergraduate research paper in American History:
Aaron Mandelbaum
Transatlantic Transaction: the Louisiana Purchase and its Constitutional Crisis

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Martin Wolfe Prize for an outstanding undergraduate research paper in World history:
Melissa Tustin-Gore
Koreans Abroad 1882-1945: How Their Focus on Education, Independence, and National Building left a Lasting Impression on the Korean Peninsula