Department of History Undergraduate Research Award Winners 2017

Wed, 04/12/2017

The Department of History recognizes every year the best research papers written in history courses, as well as the best honors theses. 

Department of History Undergraduate Research Award Winners 2017

Adolph G. Rosengarten, Jr. Prize for the most outstanding Honors thesis:
David Murrell
Gone Viral: the Role of the Press during the Dreyfus Affair

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Lynn M. Case Prize for the best Honors thesis in European history:
Julia Fine
“Art Treasures” and the Aristocracy: Public Art Museums, Exhibitions, and Cultural Control in Britain, 1805-1862

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Thomas C. Cochran Prize for the best Honors thesis in American history:
Hannah Fagin
A Long Hot Summer: the Columbia Avenue Race Riot and the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Philadelphia

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Dorian Ledbetter
“Unhallowed Bonds”: Interracial Sex, Rape, and the Law in the Antebellum Carolinas

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Hilary Conroy Prize for the best Honors thesis in World history:
Daniel Thompson
Defrocking Cuba’s Clergy: the Catholic Church’s Struggle for Autonomy in Revolutionary Cuba, 1959-1961

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Captain Victor Gondos, Jr. Prize for the best research paper or thesis in military or diplomatic history:
Sarah Samuels
“An Outstanding and Unusual Contribution:” the Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars

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Jeanette Nichols Prize for the best research paper or thesis in Gender history or Social history:
Mariana Pavia
"What Was Lost in the Fire: Analyzing Representations of the Bogotazo"

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James V. Saporito Memorial Prize for the best undergraduate research paper or thesis in Intellectual and Cultural history:
Logan Staller
Hugh Broughton, the Cantankerous Christian Hebraist: a Case Study in Sixteenth-Century Jewish-Christian Boundaries and Borrowing

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Jack Reece Prize for an outstanding undergraduate research paper in European history:
Cosette Gastelu
“A Mutineer he lived:” Acts of Mercy for Mutineers in the Parliamentarian Army

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Gussie Wachs Prize for an outstanding undergraduate research paper in American History:
Joseph Kiernan
The Age of Infrastructure: The Triumph and Tragedy of the Progressive Civil Religion

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Martin Wolfe Prize for an outstanding undergraduate research paper in World history:
Grant Kleiser
More Tears for the Indians: Anglo-Carib Relations in the Colonial Caribbean, 1625-1680