Events listed are reflective of present semester.
Sunday, January 22: Senior Research Conference
3:00-8:00 pm, Samuel Mather Hall 201, 202, 215, 306 & 308
Friday, February 24: History Major Senior COMPS due
2:00 pm, Seitz House, Office 10
Friday, February 24: Annual History Department Chili Supper
5:00-7:00 pm, Center for Global Engagement
March 4-March 18: Spring Break
March 20-March 27: History Senior Exercise Oral Interviews
Tuesday, April 4: Spring Majors Meeting
11:10 am, Olin Auditorium
Friday, May 19: Department Senior Graduation Reception
4:30-6:00 pm, Seitz House Lawn. Note~Rain Location: Acland House Seminar Room
Vincent Linn Femia, 2017, and Samuel Ethan Meyerson, 2017 ~ The Curtis A. Seichter Award ~ Classmates and friends of Mr. Seichter, class of 1980, have created an annual award in honor of his memory. This cash award is given to “a student who has demonstrated excellence in the study of history, irrespective of disciplinary field.
Alison Taylor Pratt, 2017 ~ The Robert L. Baker Memorial Prize ~ The Baker Prize is a cash award given annually to commemorate the standards of scholarship exemplified by Mr. Baker, professor of history from 1959-1992. This is awarded to the student who has submitted the best essay on an aspect of European history between the fall of Rome and the era of Napoleon.
Sam Ethan Meyerson, 2017, and Natalie Simone Kane, 2018 ~ The Alan G. Goldsmith Memorial Prize ~ The Goldsmith Prize is a cash award given by friends in memory of Mr. Goldsmith, class of 1911, a trustee of Kenyon from 1947-1952. This is awarded to the students(s) who, in the judgment of the department’s faculty, have accomplished the best work in history in the current year.
Samuel Patrick Clougher, 2017, Senior History Major ~ National Collegiate Athletic Association Postgraduate Award ~ Created in 1964, the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship program was launched to promote and encourage postgraduate education by rewarding the most accomplished student-athletes through their participation in NCAA championship and/or emerging sports. The scholarships are awarded to student-athletes who excel academically and athletically and who are in their final year of intercollegiate athletics competition.
Samuel Patrick Clougher, 2017 ~ The E. Malcolm Anderson Cup ~ Established in 1935 by the late Mr. Anderson, Class of 1914; inscribed each year with the name of the student who, in the opinion of students and faculty members, has done the most for Kenyon during the year.
Samuel Patrick Clougher, 2017 ~ The Jess Willard Falkenstine Award ~ Given by the Beta Alpha Chapter of Beta Theta Pi in honor of the late Mr. Falkenstine, coach and director of athletics at Kenyon from 1953 to 1964; awarded annual to outstanding athlete-scholars who, in the opinion of the selection committee, display the characteristics, including leadership and integrity, exemplified by the award. The winners' names are inscribed on a plaque displayed in the Kenyon Athletic Center trophy case.
Emma Conover-Crockett, 2017 ~ The Arabic Prize ~ Presented for outstanding achievement in the study of Arabic.
Meera White, 2018 ~ Internship Award Winner at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture ~ These highly competitive internship offers college and graduate students and recent graduates opportunities to work closely with professionals and scholars in the museum field. The museum provides a dynamic learning environment and access to supportive mentors that help interns reach their educational and professional goals. Interns can gain practical museum skills and program development experience in a variety of positions from education to collections to public relations.
Adam Matthew Digital, whose primary source collections include Global Commodities: Trade, Exploration, and Cultural Exchange and Medieval Travel Writing.
Gale-Cengage, whose many collections include British Newspapers and Economist Historical Archive.
Readex, whose collections include America's Historical Newspapers and the World Newspaper Archive.