Essay Prize Description
Each year at the Annual Conference, the Tri-University Graduate Program in History awards two essay prizes.
The PhD Prize is given to the best paper published by a doctoral student in the previous calendar year.
The MA Prize is awarded to the best paper written for a Tri-University MA seminar in the previous fall term.
Thomas M. Littlewood - Failure to Launch: Canadian Federal Government Attempts at Memorialising the Second World War, 1945-1967, published in Canadian Military History.
Austin Foster, "Development and Application of Racial Theories in the British Empire (1800-1900)," a paper submitted to Norman Smith's HIST*6370 Topics in Cultural History: Women, War and Nation class, Fall 2022, University of Guelph.
Eric Story - The Indigenous Casualties of War: Disability, Death, and the Racialized Politics of Pensions, 1914–39, published in The Canadian Historical Review.
Megan Hamilton, "Liberal Intentions and a Colonial Mindset: The Imperial War Graves Commission in East Africa," a paper submitted to Katherine Bruce-Lockhart's HIST 605 Global Governance in Historical Perspective class, Fall 2021, University of Waterloo.
Sarah Campbell, "Sex is Everywhere: The Historiography of Postwar German Sexuality," a paper submitted to Catherine Carstairs HIST*6360 History of Sexuality and Gender class, Fall 2021, University of Guelph.
Emily B. Kaliel - co-authored with Karissa R. Patton, "Building Community and Transforming Knowledge: Histories of Women's Health Practitioners and Community-Based Health Services in 20th-Century Alberta, Canada," published in Canadian Bulletin of Medical History.
Georgia Gingrich, “From Contact to Colonialism: A Historiography of Indigenous Health and Disease in Canada," a paper submitted to Susan Neylan's HI625A Indigenous Peoples within Canada: First Nations' Histories class, Fall 2020, Wilfrid Laurier University.
Lisa Baer-Tsarfati - 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.
Winners - Tie
Tanroop Sandhu, "Insurgent Doctrine in the First Indochina War," a paper submitted to Alex Statiev's HIST 604, University of Waterloo, Fall 2019.
Alex Wall, "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," a paper submitted to Susannah Ferreira's HIST 6000, University of Guelph, Fall 2019.
Matthew Morden, "Britain's Last Great Colonial Revolt: The Historiography of the Mau Mau Revolt and Movement," a paper submitted to Roger Sarty's HI 610, Wilfrid Laurier University, Fall 2019.
2019 Essay Prizes
Preston Arens – “Strictly Non-committal’: British Economic Policy and the Commonwealth,” published in The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs.
Graham Lloyd – ‘The End of Spring in Guatemala,” a paper submitted to John Sbardellati’s HIST 632 Fall 2018.
2018 Essay Prizes
Kyle Pritchard – “Pleased and Thankful: James Bowman’s Diary, Rural Profiteering, and the Great War,” published in Guelph History.
Nizar Mohamad – “A Coalition of Negatives: The Case of Sons of Iraq and the US in their Counterinsurgency Alliance,” a paper submitted to Alex Statiev’s HIST 604 Fall 2017.
2017 Essay Prizes
Matthew S. Wiseman – “Unlocking the ‘Eskimo Secret’: Defence Science in the Cold War Canadian Arctic, 1947-1954,” published in the Journal of the Canadian Historical Association.
Matthew Hargreaves – “Canada’s Reserves: Clashes of Natural, Identity, and Language Delineations in Canada’s Reservation Historiography,” a paper submitted to Susan Neylan’s HI 625 Fall 2016.