Prizes and Awards

Graduate Student Reseach Travel Award

The MACBS is pleased to announce the 2018 winners of the Graduate Student Research Travel Award:

Brandon Munda, College of William and Mary (Advisor: Nick Popper), for research on his dissertation, “The Spyglass and the Mirror : Competitive Intelligence and Trans – Imperial State Formation during the War of Spanish Succession” ($1000)

Grant Kleiser, Columbiua University (Advisor: Chris Brown), for research on his dissertation, “Emulating Empire: The Connected Commercial Reforms of the Spanish, French, and British Empires in the Post-Seven Years War Moment” ($1000)

The deadline for submission for next year’s award is February 1, 2019; 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 new $250 prize for graduate students who read papers at its annual conference. The 2018 winner was Melissa Rhodes (University of Buffalo), for her paper “‘It Sprang from the Teats of the Devil’s Breast’: Wet Nurses’ Bodies as Vectors of Disease and Defect.” Click here for a list of previous winners and to find out how to enter.