Graduate Prize Winners

2020-21: Claire Wrigley (University of California, Berkeley), “‘To Sweep Away and Raise Up’: Slum Clearances, Public Housing, and State Surveillance in Britain, 1919-1930.” Advisor: Prof. James Vernon. History Department, University of California, Berkeley.
Brendan Mackie (University of California, Berkeley), “Ringing The Changes: Clubs, Conspicuous Complexity, and the Middle-Class Public in 18th-Century England.” Advisor: Prof. Thomas Laqueur, History Department, University of California, Berkeley.

2019: Ken Corbett (University of British Columbia). “Redeeming the Time: Punctuality, Credit, & the Middling Sort”
2019 Graduate Student Prize Description

2018: Murphy Temple (Stanford), “Spiritualism, the Body, and ‘Good Death’ in the First World War”
Honorable Mention
Elizabeth Schmidt (UC Santa Barbara), “Culinary Commonplacing: An Examination of Borders in 18th- and 19th-Century Personal Recipe Collections.”
2018 Graduate Prize descriptions

2017: Jon Connolly (Stanford University), “Indentured Free Labor: Legal Ideology in the Era of Emancipation”
2017 Graduate Prize description

2016: Sofia Cepeda (University of Arizona), “She Has Got a Husband at Sea: Seamen, Women, and the State, 1792-1815”
2016 Graduate Prize description

2015: Catherine L. Chou (Stanford), “Henry Howard and the Popish Parliament”
2015 Graduate Prize description

2014: Karin Amundsen (USC), “‘Upon Uncertain Hope of Gain’: Alchemy and Empire in Tudor England” 2014 Graduate Prize description

2014 (Honorable Mention): Jamie Stoops (University of Arizona), “‘Pestilent Publications’: Pornography and Class Relations in Victorian England” 2014 Graduate Prize Honorable Mention

2013: Aidan Forth (Stanford), “Repression and Relief: Civilian ‘Concentration Camps’ in the British Empire, 1871-1903”
2013 Graduate Prize description

2012: Lauren Horn Griffin (UC Santa Barbara), “St. Winefride’s Well Revisited: Confessional Identity & Devotional Practice in Stuart England”
2012 Graduate Prize Description

2011: Justin Reed (UC Riverside), “Dutch Propaganda and the Repeal of the Test Acts”
2011 Graduate Prize description

2010: Caroline Shaw (UC Berkeley), “A Sacred Right of Refuge? The Tension Between the Universal and the Particular in the British Application of the Refugee Category, 1880-1905”

2009: Noah Millstone (Stanford), “Evil Counsel: The ‘Propositions to Bridle the Impertinency of Parliament’ and the Crisis of 1629”
2009 Graduate Prize description

2008: Rebecca Hughes (University of Washington), “‘Changing Africa’: Representations of Africans in British Missionary Propaganda, 1919-1939.”
2008 Graduate Prize description

2007: Jeff Hoppes (UC Berkeley), “The Formation of the New Model Army Dragoon Regiment”
2007 Graduate Prize description

2005: Tillman Nechtman (University of Southern California), “‘These Fungus’s of Asia’: Nabobs, Metropolitan Fears, and the Indian Empire”
2005 Graduate Prize description

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