RECENT HISTORY SURF PROJECTS
2013 | Charlie Brooks, "'The Mischievous Plan': The British Raids
in Virginia from 1780 to 1781"
2013 | Matthew Guillen, "Karl Marx's Civil War"
2012 | Jeffrey Lindley, "The Thought of Christopher Dawson"
2009 | Ashley Hampton, "Randolph-Macon College and the Virginia
Conference of the United Methodist Church: An Exploration of Our Methodist Tradition
in Student and Campus Life"
2009 | Aaron Smith, "Muslims in the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem:
A Study of Life during the Crusades from the Muslim Perspective"
2008 | Madeleine Forrest, "1861: A Year in the Civil War"
THE BENNETT MEMORIAL HISTORICAL AWARD
FOR STUDENT RESEARCH
Established in 1899 by Bishop James Cannon, Jr., D.D., and Mrs. Laura Bennett Cannon,
in memory of Mrs. Cannon father, the sixth president of Randolph-Macon College,
the Bennett Award is given for the best historical essay.
2013 | Carlie Pendleton, "Between Illustration and Idolatry: Foxe's
Book of Martyrs and the Evaluation of the Cult of Images in Reformation England"
2012 Laura Briere, "Bitter Defeat: The Tragic
Sioux and Nez Perce Struggle to Survive Decades of Turmoil in the Nineteenth Century"
2011 | Rachel Underdown, "Divisions in the
Cherokee Nation, 1840-1870"
2010 | Heather Lennon, "Educating the Other
Half: Women and Education in the Early American Republic"
2009 | Candace Hite, "An Evaluation of the Motives, Successes,
and Failures of the Arab Conquests: Specifically the Conquests of Damascus and Jerusalem
and the Failed Attempt to Conquer Constantinople"
2008 | Kimberly R. Bowman, "A Study of Evangelical Protestant Reform
Movements and Their Impact on Antislavery and Abolition"
2007 | Richard E. Oliver III, "A Drugstore Textbook: Marvel Comics
Uncanny X-Men and 20th Century American Social History"
2006 | Nicholas M. Seetin
2005 | Richard Snyder
THE EMORY AND WINIFRED EVANS PRIZE IN
Established in 2000 by Dr. and Mrs. Emory Evans, class of 1950, the Evans Prizes
recognizes and promotes high achievement in the study of history. The History Department
awards this prize to the graduating senior history major with the highest cumulative
2013 | Carlie Pendleton
2012 | Laura Briere
2011 | Lauren Henson
2010 | Ashley E. Hampton
2009 | Kathryn C. Rocci
2008 | Kimberly R. Bowman
2007 | Jason D. Carmichael
2005 | Elizabeth H. Starks