Department of History Writing Awards

Robert B. Carlisle Research Paper Award

For a 15-25 page paper written for a 300- or 400-level History 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

To apply:

  • Submit an e-copy, in Word format, of the paper to Dr. Matt Carotenuto by the award deadlinePlease submit as an unlinked Microsoft word document attachment only. Links to Google Docs and cloud-based files will not be accepted.
  • All submissions must have a cover page 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 page.

Each award recipient will receive a cash award.

Submission deadline: Friday May 20th, 2022.  Early entries happily accepted!

Winners in Spring 2020

Carlisle Award: Amelia Adams ‘20, for “‘Even though a woman': Succession and the Role of Female Emperors in Classical Japan”

Historiography Award: Christian Hovey ‘21, for “Culture of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era: Dime Novels and Mass Periodicals”