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Fellowships, Prizes, and Awards

Congratulations to Jessica Brosvic, PhD candidate in history. Her paper "Works of Darkness: Poison at the Old Bailey," was the winner of the John Snell Prize for 2016, awarded annually to the graduate student who submits the best seminar paper in European history.

The Department of History offers two main awards each year.

The Peter T. Cominos Memorial Award

Given by the History Department annually for the best graduate paper of publishable quality. The paper will be selected by a three-person committee consisting representatives from three different geographic subfields. The paper should demonstrate the highest professional standards of research, writing and analysis. Students interested in submitting a paper for the Award should provide four printed copies of the work to the Director of Graduate Studies. Due Date: March 1. Entries are limited to work produced in the previous calendar year. The award is announced at the end of the academic year.

The William R. Hogan Fellowship Award

Awarded annually by the History Department to a graduate teaching instructor in the History Department who has demonstrated particular excellence in teaching in the previous calendar year. The Graduate Studies Committee of the Department selects the candidate based upon mandatory student evaluations and written faculty evaluations. The award is announced at the end of the academic year.

The 2015-2016 Fellowship and Award winners

Congratulations to our 2016 award winners!

John Bardes: Peter T. Cominos Memorial Award for the best graduate paper of publishable quality.

Mira Kohl: Brazil Initiation Scholarship from the Brazilian Studies Association (BRASA) for pre-dissertation summer field research.

Alix Riviere: Social Science Research Council International Dissertation Research Fellowship and The Murphy Institute Center for Ethics and Public Affairs Graduate Prize Fellowship

Emily Wright: William R. Hogan Fellowship Award, awarded to a graduate teaching instructor in the History Department who has demonstrated particular excellence in teaching.

Joel Webb: Paul and Elizabeth Selley Dissertation Year Fellowship

Matthew Kocsan, Alix Riviere, and Joel Webb: SLA Summer Merit Fellowships

Jonathan Moore and Alex McManus: Doctor of Philosophy, History

Nicholas Foster, John Bardes, Ivan Cavallino, Nia Morgan, and Bryan Laird: Master of Arts, History