Jane Laurent Prize for Undergraduate Research

The UNC-Charlotte Department of History is pleased to announce the 2015-2016 winners of the Jane Laurent Prize for Undergraduate Research.  This prize, named for a beloved colleague who spent her life fostering undergraduate research and development, awards the students who write the best research paper in the sophomore research and writing seminar $200.  The instructors of the seminar nominate their strongest paper and the committee choses the winner from those papers.  The winners and honorable mention awardees represent the best in writing, primary document research, and contextual and data analysis.

Fall 2015

Winner:  Casey Aldridge, ''’We Conquer When We Are Killed’:  Voluntary Martyrdom as a Tactic of Ideological Conflict."
Honorable Mention: Holly Furches, "The Talented Tenth."

 

Spring 2016

Winner:  Emanuel Osei,  “How Did the Task and Gang Systems of Slave Labor Differ?”  
Honorable Mention:  Danielle Valles, "The Evolution of Amusement Parks in America.”