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.
2020 Essay Prizes
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.