Forrest W. Clonts Award for Excellence in History. The History Faculty awards this prize to an outstanding history student each year; the faculty considers academic achievement, intellectual engagement, and service to the department. This year, the faculty recognize two exceptional students: Caroline Angle and Eva Ward.
David W., Hadley Prize for Historical Writing at the 100 Level: Paul Okoyeh for “From Personhood to Property: Transformation of Slaves in the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade.”
Stephen Vella Prize for Excellence in Writing: Rachel Caskey for “Spanish Influenza as a Catalyst for Global Health Policy Creation.
Forrest W. Clonts Research Prize in European History. This year, we awarded two students this prize: Anne Hillgartner for “Humanitarian, Communist, and Politically-Engaged Composition: the Effect of Italian Fascism on Luigi Non, Avant-Garde Venetian Composer”; and Lee Larson for “Royal Monetary Policy, Inflation, and Enclosure Practices in Early Modern England.”
Chilton Pearson Research Prize in United States History: Jessica Lockhart for “The Imperial Agenda of the African Methodist Episcopal Church: Redefining the Racial and National Identity of the African American Community, 1870-1917.”
Richard Worden Griffin Research Prize in Asian, African, or Latin American History: Samantha Geary for “London’s ‘Little Africa’: Turn-of-the 20th Century Human Zoos within London’s Colonial Exhibitions, and their Contributions to Public Understandings of ‘African-ness’.”
Elizabeth Carolyn Cargile, “‘ The World, I assure you, is right queasy’: The Paston Family during the Wars of the Roses.”
Caroline M. Culp, “The Politics of Space and the Space of Creation: Women Artists of Charleston, South Carolina, 1690-1825.” )
Joshua S. Garrett, “Patronage, Cultural Appropriation, and Collective Identity: State Sponsored Projects of Urban Renewal in Sixteenth Century Venice and Lisbon.”
Sallie K. James, “‘Law not War’: Women’s Peace Activism in Early Twentieth Century Britain.”
Meenu Krishnan, “‘The Decantation of Truths’: Recasting the Mariel Generation, 1980-1985.”
Sanders S. McNair, “A Crustacean Stuck in the Past: Time and Place in the Maine Lobster Fishery.
Michael R. Owen, “The Divided Irishmen: The Internal Conflicts of the United Irishmen and Their Impact on the Irish Rebellion.”
Margaret F. Rodgers, “The Literature that Built the Tyrant.”
Andrew W. Rodriguez, “The Arab-Israeli Conflict and Britain’s Self- Destructive Imperial Strategy in Palestine, 1916-1948.”
Paul Stroebel, “The Civilian Experience During the Battle of Gettysburg.”
Anna S. Williford, “Twisting the Lion’s Tail: Phases in Northern Anger at Great Britain during the American Civil War.”