2020 Tri-U History Essay Winners Announced

Monday, March 16, 2020
Lisa Baer-Tsarfati photo

This year's winners for the PhD and MA Tri-U History essay prizes were announced despite the cancellation of the annual conference due to Covid-19.

The PhD essay prize was awarded to Lisa Baer-Tsarfati from the University of Guelph for her article, Gender, Authority, and Control: Male Invective and the Restriction of Female Ambition in Early Modern Scotland and England, 1583-1616, published in International Review of Scottish Studies.

The PhD Prize is awarded to the best paper published by a doctoral student in the previous calendar year.

This year's award committee included Daryl Dee from Laurier, Geoffrey Hayes from Waterloo, and Kevin James from Guelph.

The MA Prize is awarded to the best paper written for a Tri-University MA seminar in the previous fall term nominated by its professor.

This year Tanroop Sandhu of Waterloo and Alex Wall of Guelph tied for the award and an Honourable Mention was awarded to Matthew Morden of Laurier.

Sandhu's paper entitled, "Insurgent Doctrine in the First Indochina War" was nominated by Alex Statiev and tied with Wall's paper entitled, "Writing History in Service of the Nation and in Service of the King: A Comparative Analysis of the Historical Works of Juan de Mariana and Antonio de Herrera y Tordesillas." Wall's paper was nominated by Susannah Ferreira.

Morden's paper, "Britain's Last Great Colonial Revolt: The Historiography of the Mau Mau Revolt and Movement," nominated by Roger Sarty received the honourable mention.