Prizes and Awards

Graduate Student Reseach Travel Award

The MACBS is pleased to announce the 2019 winners of the Graduate Student Research Travel Award:

Alexandra MacDonald, College of William and Mary (Advisor: Nick Popper), for research on her dissertation, “Contested Masculinities: Men, Identity, and Urban Space in the Eighteenth-Century British Atlantic World” ($1000)

Alison Hight, Rutgers University (Advisor: Seth Koven), for research on her dissertation, “Politics of Sovereignty, Particularity, and the State in Four-Nations and Imperial Britain, 1837-1910” ($1000)

The deadline for submission for next year’s award is February 1, 2020; available funds for the prize will be $2000. The dissertation advisor of the student must be a member of the MACBS and award winners will be expected to present a paper at the MACBS conference following their research travel. Click here for more details.

Graduate Student Paper Prize

In 2011 MACBS inaugurated a $250 prize for graduate students who read papers at its annual conference. The 2019 winner was Philip Mogen (University of Pennsylvania), for his paper “The News Becomes Commonplace(d): History, Memory, Current Events and the Commonplace Books of Richard Symonds.”  Honorable mention: Hannah Groch-Begley (Rutgers University), “Nationality and Transimperial Identity: Ottoman ‘Alien Friends’ and ‘Enemies’ in the British Empire during the First World War.” Click here for a list of previous winners and to find out how to enter.