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Departmental Prizes

Each year, the History Department recognizes outstanding graduate students with four awards:

George Romani Prize

George T. Romani was a scholar and teacher of modern European history, especially Italian cultural and intellectual history, who was on the faculty from 1947 until his death in 1977. This award is given for the best research paper by a First Year Graduate Student. The current amount of this award is $2500.00, which may be split into two awards of $1250.00 each.

Lacey Baldwin Smith Prize for Teaching Excellence

This award is given to most outstanding seminar leader and the most outstanding section leader. Awards are given to graduate students who show high levels of creativity and intellectual rigor in the classroom. The amount of each award is $500.00.

T.W. Heyck Prize

This award, first given in 2008, is for outstanding graduate research in British or Irish History. The current amount of this award is $500.00.

Harold Perkin Prize

This award is given for the best dissertation of the year. The current amount of this award is $2500.00. The award may be split into two awards of $1250.00 each.

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