2 winners for Herring Prize

In KATH Awards on September 19, 2013 by Randolph Hollingsworth Tagged: , ,

This just in from Dr. Melanie Beals Goan, chair of the Herring Graduate Student Writing Prize Committee.

The George C. Herring Graduate Student Writing Award is awarded to a graduate student who has written an outstanding paper while attending a Kentucky university. The article-length paper may be on any historical topic.

This year the Herring Prize goes to two winners:

  • Bethany Sharpe, “Humanity Begins at Home: America’s First Refugees and the Roots of U.S. Humanitarianism” (University of Kentucky, Dr. Jane Calvert, supervising professor)
  • Mary Osborne, “Keeping the Faith: The American and Canadian Legions Construct Memories of the First World War, 1919-1941” (University of Kentucky, Dr. James Albisetti, supervising professor).
Drs. George Herring and Melissa Goan

Dr. Herring congratulates in absentia the winner of the 2012 George C. Herring Writing Award, William Black of WKU (not pictured) with Dr. Melanie Goan (right), KATH Herring Award Committee Chair

Both winners will receive a $100 check and a certificate. Dr. George Herring has graciously offered again this year to support KATH in awarding these cash prizes.

Competition was fierce this year!  We had ten very good submissions.

Congratulations to all!


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