History Associates Board Research Travel Fellowship

This award was created in 2017 to honor the memory of History Associates Board members who made an exemplary contribution to our mission. The aim of the award is to support the travel expenses of distinguished graduate students nominated by Department of History Faculty. 2017 Thomas Franke, “Black Spaniards: Color, Status, and Community in Sixteenth-Century Valencia” (given in memory of Ann […]

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Stephen Hay Award

The Award honors the memory of Professor Stephen Hay, who died in March 2001. The award supports graduate study of Islamic thought and culture. Recipients: 2016 Munther Al-Sabbagh 2013 No award 2012 Paul Baltimore: *From the Camel to the Cadillac: The Culture of Consumption and the U.S.-Saudi Special Relationship.” 2011 Zamira Yusufjonova: “Islamic Identity in Tajikistan.” 2010 Andrew Magnusson: “Al-Majus: Zoroastrians […]

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Robert O. Collins Award

This prize was created by the department in 2008 to honor the memory of Prof. Robert O. Collins, who taught African History at UCSB from 1964 until his retirement in 1994. In recognition of his own lifelong commitment to research and publication, and with the support of a generous gift from Prof. Collins’ three children, the Robert O. Collins Prize […]

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History Associates Graduate Fellowships

The History Associates, with advice from the History department, make awards each year to graduate students of particular merit at any stage in their graduate careers. Awards vary in amount, depending on need and circumstances. This gift is eligible for matching dollars from the Van Gelderen challenge. Recipients: 2017 Mariel Aquino, Kashia Arnold, Melissa Barthelemy, Serge Ferrari, Thomas Franke, Doug […]

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John Coleman Award

The John Coleman Award goes to the graduate student who wrote the best paper in Cold War history, international history or military history, the three fields that defined John Coleman’s career interests. John served in the military in Vietnam. He was a former journalist who traveled widely and returned to school to pursue a degree in international relations. The Hawaiian […]

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Joseph E. and Gina Laun Jannotta Foundation Research Prize

The Joseph E. And Gina Laun Jannotta Foundation Research Prize was awarded for the first time tin 2008, It supports graduate students who are working in East Asian and/or trans-Pacific relations and the way in which foreign policy and cultural issues play out among these nations. Present and previous recipients: 2012 Sean Harrington 2011 Chrissy Yee Lau 2010 Viktor Shmagin […]

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Richard K. Mayberry Award

The Richard K. Mayberry Award goes to Ph.D. students in the Department of History for overall scholarly excellence. This prize is to be used for purchase of books in the student’s area of study. It is given in memory of Richard K. Mayberry, UCSB graduate student (1979-80). Previous recipients: 2017 Kristoffer Smemo 2016 Joe Figliulo 2012 Rachel Winslow 2011 Jessica […]

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Esmé Frost Fellowship

2017 Kalina Yamboliev 2016 James White 2015 Will Thompson 2014 Joseph Figliulo-Rosswurm 2013 Abigail Dowling 2012 Alison Ruth Turtledove 2011 Tracey E. Watts 2010 Colleen Ho 2009 Timothy Daniels 2008 Lindsey Scholl 2007 Karen Frank Heidi Marx-Wolf 2006 Eric Fournier 2005 Corinne Marie Wieben 2004 Tanya Suella Stabler 2003 Joshua C. Birk 2002 Thomas Sizgorich 2001 Tryntje Helfferich 2000 James […]

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Thomas N. Sizgorich Memorial Award

Thomas Sizgorich’s first seminar paper was published in Past & Present. His second was published in the American Historical Review. His doctoral dissertation was recognized by the Council of Graduate Schools as the best dissertation in the humanities for the biennium 2004-05. The published version,Violence and Belief in Late Antiquity: Militant Devotion in Christianity and Islam (2009), catapulted him into […]

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Patricia Cohen Endowed Graduate Fellowship

The Patricia Cohen Endowed Graduate Fellowship was created in 2015 in honor of Emeritus Professor Patricia Cline Cohen, who is an internationally renowned scholar of the social history of the colonial and early national periods of the U.S., U.S. Women’s and Gender History, and the History of Sexualities.  The fellowship provides research travel money for graduate students working in the […]

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Kenneth Mouré and Sara Norquay Graduate Study Award

Kenneth Mouré was professor of European economic history at UCSB from 1989-2009 and chair of the department from 2005-2009. Upon leaving to chair the History department of the University of Alberta, Prof. Mouré and his wife, artist Sara Norquay, created this award to support graduate student research in European archives and libraries. Present and previous recipients: 2017 Stephanie Seketa 2016 […]

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The Frank and Amanda Frost Prize

Emeritus History Prof. Frank Frost and his wife, Amanda, established this prize to encourage graduate student research in the history of political economy. Broadly conceived to cover any chronological period or geographical area, the prize goes to the best seminar paper, dissertation chapter, or dissertation that explores an episode in the history of political economy that had results that changed […]

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Ingrid Dineen-Wimberly Graduate Student Award

Ingrid Dineen-Wimberly, who received her Ph.D. in History in 2008, created this award in 2011 in gratitude to the UCSB History Associates and as an incentive to other PhDs who, like herself, received crucial support when working on their degrees. It is intended to help support current or incoming History PhD students who are also raising children. Students may self-nominate […]

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Van Gelderen Graduate Fellowship

The Van Gelderen Graduate Fellowship was established by longtime History benefactor JoBeth Van Gelderen and her late husband, Don, to support graduate students in American history, preferably students of the American West. Present and previous recipients: 2017 Sasha Coles 2016 Peggy Beedle 2015 Laura Hooton 2014 Francisco Beltran 2013 Jason Stohler 2012 No award 2011 Nicole Coggins 2010 Tory Inloes 2009 Warren Wood […]

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J. Bruce Anderson Memorial Fellowship

The J. Bruce Anderson Memorial Fellowship is awarded to the outstanding teaching assistant in the Department of History, in memory of J. Bruce Anderson, UCSB graduate student (1969-76). Present and previous recipients: 2017 Nicole DeSilva 2016 Rana Razek 2015 Holly Roose 2014 Ryan Abrecht 2013 Jason Linn 2012 Wendy Hurford Jackson Warkentin 2011 Nicole L. Pacino 2010 Lily Welty 2009 […]

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Wilbur Jacobs Prize

The Wilbur R. Jacobs Prize honors Wilbur R. Jacobs, Professor of History from 1949 to 1988 and a founding member of the History Department. It is awarded to an outstanding History graduate student in one of the three areas of Professor Jacobs’ research interest: colonial, Native American, or frontier studies. Present and previous recipients: 2017 Mariel Aquino and Rana Razek 2016 Alexander Coles […]

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Jane S. De Hart Prize

The Jane S. De Hart Prize was awarded to the best graduate student working on historical questions of gender and/or sexuality, with a preference for U.S. history students. Excellence of scholarship might be demonstrated by some combination of the following: conference paper presentations of research, publication of research in journals, or an outside dissertation grant. This award was discontinued in […]

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William H. Ellison Prize

The William H. Ellison Prize, awarded in memory of William H. Ellison, Professor of History from 1925 to 1948, recognizes the best History graduate seminar paper, as determined by the History Prizes committee. Present and previous recipients: (Prior to 1990, this prize was administered by the History department) 2017 Sasha Coles, “‘A Nation’s Wealth Surrounds a Worm’: Mormonism, Consumer Politics, and Utah’s Silk […]

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Lawrence Badash Prize

The Lawrence Badash Prize recognizes the outstanding graduate student essay in history of science, technology or medicine in any era or geographical arena, or on weapons control. It honors Lawrence Badash, Professor Emeritus of the History of Science. Recipients: 2017 Julie Johnson,“A Woman’s Business: Branding Marie Stopes, 1918-1939.” 2016 Brian Tyrrell, “Bred for the Race: Thoroughbred Breeding and Racial Science, 1900-1940.” […]

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C. Warren Hollister Memorial Fellowship

The C. Warren Hollister Memorial Fellowship was created in 2002. It honors the memory of Warren Hollister, a founding member and former chair of the department (1958 – 1992) who turned UCSB into a world-recognized center for the study of medieval European history. The Hollister Fellowship supports graduate students in the field of medieval European history. Present and previous recipients: 2017 Sarah Hanson 2016 Kalina […]

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Michael Bransfield Prize

Michael Bransfield was a highly talented member of one of the department’s first classes in Public History. An avid environmentalist, Michael hitchhiked across the country twice by himself, camping along the way. Here began his love affair with the national parks, especially Yosemite. Michael died prematurely in 1983 while completing an internship in Louisiana. His extensive personal library forms the […]

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Darcy Ruth Ritzau Graduate Student Award

The Darcy Ruth Ritzau Graduate Student Award was established by our Graduate Program Assistant to help meet the needs of history graduate students who have unusual circumstances or financial needs that could not be met by existing resources. Preference will be given to first-year students. Present and previous recipients: 2017 Chris McQuilkin 2015 No Award 2014 Maria Fedorova 2013 Stephanie […]

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Monica Orozco Prize

Dr. Monica Orozco, who earned her PhD in Latin American history from UCSB in 1999, is Director of the Santa Barbara Mission Archive-Library. She established this award in 2011 to recognize the best paper on a historical subject in Latin American history produced by a graduate student in History or Latin American and Iberian Studies with a strong preference for […]

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DeConde/Burns Prize

The DeConde/Burns Prize is awarded to a graduate student judged to be the best in outstanding accomplishment in foreign relations generally, with a preference for students in U.S. foreign relations. It was established in 2005 with a gift from Dr. Andrew Farrand (PhD 1979) to honor emeritus Prof. Alexander DeConde, a former chair of the department, and Prof. Richard Burns […]

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Philip W. and Maria Powell Prize

The Philip W. and Maria Powell Prize is awarded to a History graduate student who has made a distinguished contribution to Latin American and Iberian studies at UCSB. It is given in memory of Philip W. Powell, a founding member and first chair of the department, who was Professor of History from 1948 to 1981. Present and previous recipients: 2017 […]

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Donald Van Gelderen Memorial Fellowship

The Donald Van Gelderen Memorial Fellowship is an endowment that was created by one of the History Associates’ most stalwart supporters, Dr. Jo Beth Van Gelderen, to recognize non-traditional students who, like herself, returned to graduate study in history after taking time off to pursue career and family interests. Current and previous recipients: (prior to 2006, this award was known as The […]

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Richard and Jeanne Williams Endowed Fellowship

The Richard And Jeanne Williams Endowed Graduate Fellowship is used to recruit and support History graduate students of the highest caliber. Richard Williams is an alumnus of UCSB and former chair of the UCSB Foundation. Present and previous recipients: 2017 Thomas Franke 2016 Fang He 2015 Cody Stephens 2014 Cody Stephens 2013 Elijah Bender 2012 Eric Fenrich 2011 Nikki Goodrick 2010 Jean Smith […]

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Harold and Kathleen Drake Fund

This fund was established in 2008 to aid graduate students in ancient Mediterranean and ancient Chinese history in a variety of ways, including the Drake Entrance Fellowship for recruiting outstanding graduate students, the Drake Research Assistantship for support of current students, and travel funds. It honors Roman historian Hal Drake, who taught at UCSB for 38 years, and his wife, […]

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Robert L. Kelley Fellowship

The Robert L. Kelley Fellowship recognizes the outstanding graduate student in the fields of Professor Kelley’s interest: U.S. intellectual history, public history, or the history of public policy. Robert Kelley was one of the founding members of the UCSB Department of History. Present and previous recipients: 2017 Doug Genens 2016 Alexander Coles 2015 Brian Griffith 2014 Jill Dolan 2013 Alison Jefferson 2012 Paul […]

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History Associates Graduate Endowment

For more than 25 years, Dr. Jo Beth Van Gelderen has encouraged donations to the History Associates Fellowships by means of an annual challenge whereby she matches other contributions dollar-for-dollar. In 2006, she established the History Associates Graduate Endowment to provide a stable source of funding for graduate students in the UCSB History department. The earnings from this endowment fund […]

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Stuart Bernath Research Prize

The Stuart Bernath Research Prize was awarded for the first time in 2008 by friends and family of the late Stuart Bernath. It is given to a History department graduate student to be used for travel related to dissertation research. Present and previous recipients: 2015 No award 2014 No award 2013 No award 2012 Eric Fenrich 2011 Sarah Watkins 2010 Rachel Winslow 2009 […]

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History Associates Recruitment Fellowship

The History Associates Recruitment Fellowship was created in 2008 to help the History Department recruit outstanding new graduate students in all fields of history. Present and past recipients: 2015-16 No award 2014-15 No award 2013-14 No award 2012-13 No award 2011-12 No award 2010-11 Eun Ah Kim 2009-10 No award 2008-09 Ryan Abrecht Tiffany Dimaggio Zamira Yusufjonova

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Dick Cook Memorial Award

The Dick Cook Memorial Award is presented to a graduate or undergraduate student who is outstanding in terms of research, teaching, and service to the department. It is given in honor of Dick Cook, the founding president of the UCSB History Associates. This gift is eligible for matching dollars from the Van Gelderen challenge. Recipients: 2017 David McIntosh (grad) Paolo De La Cruz-Perez (undergrad) […]

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