Department of History Writing Awards


Robert B. Carlisle Research Paper Award

For a 15-25 page paper written for a 300- or 400-level course, including a senior seminar or an independent study SYE (open to History majors and minors only, but closed to History honors projects)

Sophomore/Junior Historiographical Essay Award

For a historiographical essay written for a HIST 299 seminar

First Year/Sophomore Short Analytical Essay Award

For a 5-10 page paper written for a History course at any level (open to majors as well as non-majors)

Spring 2013 award recipients:

Rachel Taylor, "Chartist Poetry:Representations of a National Movement" – Carlisle Research Paper Award

Jacqueline Grey,"Painting Completed my Life":Finding Frida Kahlo's Identity Through Portraiture – First-Year/Sophomore Short Analytical Essay Award

Emma Berry, "Edith Cavell—Forever a Footnote in History? An Examination of the Trajectory of Scholarship Concerning Edith Cavell and Her Execution" Historiographical Essay Award

To apply, a student must submit three clean copies (not the graded version with faculty comments) as well as an e-copy of the paper to the department secretary ( by the award deadline.

Papers written for classes in the current academic year are eligible.

All submissions must have a cover sheet with the following information:

*Submitter's full name
* Paper Title
* Course number and title
* Submitter's contact information

No identifying information should appear beyond the cover sheet.

Each award recipient will receive a cash award.

Submission deadline: Last day of spring semester. Early entries happily accepted!