Congratulations to the 2016-2017 Department of History Essay Prize Winners

Dear colleagues (with apologies for cross-posting),

On behalf of this year's Awards Committee, Ben Kelly, Rachel Koopmans and Kalman Weiser, I am delighted to report that the following students have won prizes for the 2016-2017 competition.

Desmond Hart Award for the Best Essay in a 1000-level Course

Robert Gibbs,  'The Batoche National Historical Site' (HIST 1040: The Presence of the Past, Jennifer Bonnell)

Desmond Hart Award for the Best Essay in a 2000-level Course

Robert Gibbs, 'Perceptions of the Falklands War' (HIST 2400: British History from the Tudors to Thatcher, Nick Rogers and Stephen Brooke)

Desmond Hart Award for the Best Essay in a 3000-level Course

Lionel Widmer, 'Amateurism and Professionalism in Ancient Greek Sport' (HIST 3125: Sport and Society in Ancient Greece, Jeremy Trevett)

Desmond Hart Award for the Best Essay in a 4000-level Course (two awards available)

Julie White, 'Power and Control of Women in the Commodian Court and the Effects of Disobedience' (HIST 4132: Caesar's Palace, Ben Kelly)

Caitlyn Taylor, 'Semper In Memoriam Nobis: Literature as Commemoration in the Interwar Period' (HIST 4360: Europe Between the Wars, 1918-1939, Matthew Kerry)

Harry S. Crowe Memorial Prize

Shivanie Mahabir, 'Psyching Out Sexuality: What Historians Say about Homosexuality as a Mental Illness in Canada' (HIST 4511: Themes in Canadian Social 
and Cultural History, Joanna Pearce)

Peter Knights Memorial Prize in U.S. History 
No nominations

Congratulations to all of our great students, and thanks to all of you who nominated your students! Many thanks also for the hard work of the Awards Committee.