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 Jen Berbrich 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 17th, 2024.  Early entries happily accepted!

Winners in Spring 2022

Carlisle Award: Erin Fitzgerald ‘22, for “What It Means to Attend a Christian University: The Anti-War Movement on Three Jesuit Campuses During the Vietnam War

Historiography Award: Jackie Boutilier '24, for "Frederick Douglass: A Complex Historical Figure" and Suzanne Rickard '22, for "The Development of the Modern Image of the Viking: A Historiography"