UNKEPT WOMEN: Elite Prostitution in Eighteenth-Century Paris
Lecture by NINA KUSHNER D'90, Assistant Professor of History, Clark University
TOPPLING KUCHUM, CROSSING A CONTINENT: Russia's Conquest of Siberia and Expansion Across Eurasia
Lecture by Erika Monahan D'96, Assistant Professor of History, University of New Mexico
The History Department awarded student prizes for 2006-07 as follows:
The Class of 1859 History Prize for “the best thesis upon an historical subject dealing with European studies,” to David Faherty for “The Fourth Rome: Myth and Power in Mussolini’s Eternal City.”
The Louis Morton Memorial Prize for “the best essay dealing with European history,” to Zachary Dorner for “Fear and Flight: Morality in the Medical Print War of 1665.”
The Jones History Prize for “the best thesis upon some subject connected with the history of the United States,” to John Muller for “Nature, Nurture and Circumstance: The Success of ‘Sterilization for Human Betterment’ in California, 1909-1942.”
The Louis Morton Memorial Prize for “the best essay dealing with United States history,” to Ben Taylor for “’A Struggle for the Minds of Men’: The Changing Role of Broadcast Propaganda as a Foreign Policy Tool from 1945 to 1952.”
The Steven S. Rosenthal ‘71 Prize (formerly the Ray Winfield Smith Prize) for “the most outstanding thesis that deals with Asian/African cultural history”: no submissions this year.
The Louis Morton Memorial Prize for “the best essay dealing with Non-Western history,” to Jeremy Schneider for “Evaluating Postwar Labor Movements [in Japan] through the Lens of Miike.”
The family of our late colleague, Charles Wood, generously endowed two new student prizes. The Charles T. Wood Prize for the best thesis in inter-regional or comparative history went to Jeremy Schneider for “Discourses in Capitalism: Ovaltine Advertisements and Visions of Domesticity in the British Empire During the Interwar Period.”
The Louis Morton Memorial Prize for the best essay dealing with inter-regional or comparative history, to Jonathan Gordon for “A Series of Betrayals: The R.A.F. and the Incorporation of Southern Kurdistan into Iraq.”
The Peter J. Reichard 1966 Memorial Research Award for “the best thesis written by a student enrolled in the History Department's Honors Program,” to Jeremy Schneider for “Discourses in Capitalism: Ovaltine Advertisements and Visions of Domesticity in the British Empire During the Interwar Period.” Honorable mention to John Muller for “Nature, Nurture and Circumstance: The Success of ‘Sterilization for Human Betterment’ in California, 1909-1942.” The Department also nominated Jeremy Schneider for the Jonathan B. Rintels 1927 Prize for the best Honors thesis in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
The 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,” to Jeremy Schneider (graduate program in Economic and Social History, University of Oxford).
The Charles Downer Hazen Fellowship, awarded to the junior with the highest grade point average in History, jointly to Jean Ellen Cowgill and William DeKrey.
For 2006-07 the Department did not award the Salvador Allende Gossens Prize, “awarded annually to the graduating senior who has distinguished himself or herself in the study of Latin American or Inter-American relations and has pursued humanitarian goals as a member of the College community.”
Last Updated: 10/15/08