Department of History
Located in the heart of Washington, D.C., the George Washington University History department is an intellectual community of faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, and many associates and friends. With more than 40 full-time faculty, varied both in specialization and research methods, GW is an ideal place to study fields as diverse as modern Africa, early modern Europe, the history of colonialism and imperialism, modern America, and the Cold War.
Home to some of the most important research repositories and archives in the world, Washington is a unique and exciting place to study history. Studying history at GW provides students with the knowledge and analytical tools necessary for success in a wide range of careers and professions.
The Graduate Program of the Department of History is very pleased to announce its 2012-13 prizewinners:
Elmer Louis Kayser Prize for the best history thesis submitted by a candidate for the degree of Master of Arts.
Stefan Hock, student of Dina Khoury, for “’Do You Know What It Means To Be a Woman?’: Negotiating Kemalism and State Feminism During the Transition to a Multi-Party Republic in Turkey,” and Christine Kelly, student of Ed Berkowitz, for “’Wasn’t that a Time:’ Pete Seeger and Folk Song Activism in the Cold War Era, 1948 – 1972.”
Howard M. Sachar Prize for the best history research paper.
Charles Kraus, student of Ed McCord, nominated by Daqing Yang, for his paper: “Nation, Ethnicity, and the Post-Manchukuo Order in the Sino-Korean Border Region.”
Charles Herber Teaching Prize for the department’s best Graduate Teaching Assistant.
Alexander Lovelace, nominated by Tom Long.