Students in the history department have consistently distinguished both the department and themselves. During the 2006-7 academic year we celebrated the follow accomplishments:
Jason Gunning '07 received a Fred L. Emerson Humanities Collaboration award to work with Vivian Conger during the spring 2007 semester doing research on a project entitled "Reading the Economic Lives of Two Widows." He read and transcribed two 18th century merchant account books to support the completion of Professor Conger's book manuscript on the construction of early American gender systems through an analysis of widows and widowhood. He presented his work at the James J. Whalen Symposium in April 2007.
Shea O'Neill '07, Raechel Lutz '07, and Alyssa Gardina, '08 were the recipients of the department's Harold Emery Writing Award, a prize that honors the best seminar or tutorial papers of the year. Shea and Raechel also presented their work at the Whalen Symposium (Alyssa was unable to attend since she was studying in London during the spring 2007 semester).
Shea O'Neill also was the winner of the 2007 C.P. Snow Award, a honor bestowed each year on the student whose work best bridges the humanities and sciences.
Rebecca Lord '07 was the recipient of the School of Humanities and Sciences "Outstanding Student in the Humanities Award" for 2007.
Priyam Banerjee '09 and David Widmer '08 were each awarded a "Best Paper" prize for their sessions at the annual Phi Alpha Theta conference held in Fredonia, NY, in April.
Priyam has also been awarded an Emerson Collaboration grant to work with Michael Trotti on his new research into lynching and capital punishment after the Civil War.