Graduate Student Awards
Matt Douglas received a Smith Fellowship from the MU graduate school to conduct research in France on his dissertation, “The Huguenot Experience: Gender, Violence and the Courts in Nîmes from 1685 until 1788.” His dissertation director is Julius Ruff.
Bethany Harding received a one-week fellowship at the Filson Historical Society in Louisville, KY, which will help her complete the final phase of research for her dissertation, which is called “’A Land Young in Story, Now Old in Renown’: The Search for Identity in Postcolonial America, 1789-1828," which is being directed by Kristen Foster. In addition to a stipend for travel and research, the Filson Fellowship will publish an article based on her research in Ohio Valley History.
MA student and TA Andrea Seehusen received a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) graduate fellowship through the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Center for Latin-American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS). She will spend the summer studying Beginning Intensive Quechua, an indigenous language of the Andean peoples, at Centro Tinku Language School in Cusco, Peru.
The faculty awarded the Walter C. Boden Memorial Award for outstanding history major to Jenna Siebold and the Jablonowski Award for best student essay to Caroline Galluzzi for "A Critical Study of Native American Education in the Upper Midwest from 1900-1940."
Three Mellon Undergraduate Research Fellowships were awarded for 2013-14: Robert Jumbeck, Taylor McNeir, and Hannah Preston. Robert and Taylor will work as interns with Jim Marten, editor of the Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth, while Hannah will work with Michael Donoghue.
Kayley Edgin won the library’s Dittman Prize in the freshman/sophomore category for her essay, “Social Biography,” written for Michael Wert.