Loyola University Chicago

Department of History

Past Winners

2015

Katya Maslakowski, "Cathedrals of Surgery: St. Bernard's, teaching hospitals and the struggle for the soul of Fin de siecle Britain"

2014

Steven Catania, "Physicians and Courtiers: Gatekeepers of Information During the Long Eighteenth Century"

2013

Matthew Janeczko, “We Desire Death, War, Terror, and the Chechen Jihad”

2012

Matthew Janeczko, “Deliverer or Destroyer: 19th Century Perceptions of the Russian Peasantry”

2011

Kaitlin Pontzer, “The Conduct of Enemies: Emotions in Partisan Politics During the Reign of Queen Anne”

2010

Thomas Greene, "De filii irae facit filios Dei": Emotional Transformation in the Carolingian Baptismal Ritual”

2009

Joel F. Yoder, “A Philosopher of the Future Herbert Spencer and His American Audience, 1850–1885”

2008

Adam Shprintzen, "Poets of Bran and Pumpkins: Grahamism, the American Vegetarian Society and the Rise of Personal Political Consciousness in the Antebellum North”

2007

Daniel O’Gorman, “Elevating Edmund, 869–1200: Developing the Cult of an Anglo Saxon Saint”

2006

Marc Dluger, “The Cultural Impact of Star Wars Action Figures”

2005

Dejan Kralj, “National Unity or Disarray: Ethnonational Identity and Construction Among the Bosnian, Croat and Serb Diaspora”

2004

Dejan Kralj, “Atom Bombs and Cold Wars: Ray Bradbury and the Emergence of Dystopia in Post-World War II America”

2003

Jilana Ordman, “Viriliter et sine Timore: Fear and Courage Among the First Crusaders, 1095 to 1099"

2002

Nona P. Martin, “Race to the Finish: The Story of Loyola 1963 Basketball Season and Its Place in the Civil Rights Movement”

2001

Tim Lacy, “Toward the Great Books: the Early Thought of Mortimer Adler”

2000

Matthew P. Szromba, "The Civil Courts of the Verge: the Marshalsea and the Palace Court” Alan G. Zola, "Pope Nicholas I and Monasticism in 863"

1999

David MacLaren, “Black Skin over Red Blood: African-American Protests during the Second World War”

1998

Mark Long, “Speaking of Disease: The Black Lung Movement and the Tradition of Social Medicine”

1997

Michael O’Malley, “Local Relief During the Great Irish Famine 1845–50: The Case of Castlebar, County May, 1846–1947"

1996

Scott Newman, “Preferred Customers: Social-Group Identities in the Chicago Department-Store Advertising, 1900–1930"

1995

Joseph O’Grady, Chicago’s Reaction to the Tet Offensive: The Cover of the City’s Three Major Newspapers After the January, 1968 Communist Attacks”

1994

David Groeninger, “Chicago: Ben Hecht Style”

1993

Lana Kubiatowski, “Crime in Ireland During the Great Famine: Acts of Rebellion or Acts of Survival?”

1992

Catherine Candy, “Margaret Cousins, ‘Mother India’ and the Ideal ‘Femaculine’: an Irish Orientalism Feminist in India”

1991

Julia Foulkes, “The Theatre Ascends as Chicago Grows 1837–71"

1990

Kathleen Toerpe, “Shopping Centers: The New Town Squares”