Howard Reinmuth Prize in European History
Dr. Howard Reinmuth, professor of history at the University of Akron and an alumnus of the U of M’s Department of History, has established a fund to promote the study of Europe. One prize is awarded annually.
Application Procedure & Eligibility Requirements
Eligibility is limited to undergraduate history majors with excellent scholastic records, who have taken at least two upper-division classes in European history during the preceding calendar year.
In order to be eligible for prize submission, papers must:
- Be completed in the previous Fall, Summer, or Spring Semester (i.e. for the Spring 2021 prize, the paper must be from Fall, Summer, or Spring 2020).
- Be accompanied by an appropriate cover sheet (contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy).
- Be written on a topic in European history.
- The Reinmuth Prize is due the First Monday in March.
- Emily Paulus (2020-2021)
- “Viking Ships in Funerary Practices: The Ship as a Symbol”
- Ian Fuchs (2019-2020)
- "As Long as It's 'Not Grotesque': Sanctioned and Punished Queerness in the Great War"
- Alexander Reeves (2018-2019)
- "Indignant Spirits: Public Opinion and the Effectuality of the Irish Republican Army 1916-1921"
- Manuel Berduc (2015-2016)
- "Between Lenin and Luxemburg: The German Revolution of 1917-1923 and Paul Levi's Foundations for a 'Mass Party' "
- Andrew Solfest (2014-2015)
- "El Choque de las Creencias: Christian-Islamic Interactions in Medieval Iberia Through the Lens of Las Cantigas"
- Camille Marrinan (2013-2014)
- "Social Expectations of the British Middle and Upper Classes during World War I: A Look at Advertisements"
- Drew Horwood (2012-2013)
- "A Consulting Imperialist: Sherlock Holmes, Conan Doyle, and the Ethos of Empire"
- Kirsten Blilie (2011-2012)
- "Gunpowder Weaponry in the Siege of Bamburgh"
- Matt Gulbranson (2010-2011)
- "Roman Manliness in Caesar’s Civil War"
- Kathleen Hiatt (2009-2010)
- "Victory Day in Russia: Collective Memory and the Second World War"
- Meredith Wardlaw (2008-2009)
- "Proto-Nationalism: Religious Orthodoxy and the Construction of Late Medieval Spanish Identity"
- Luke Walker (2007-2008)
- "Reconsidering Resistance: A Reexamination of the Catholic Resistance to National Socialism in Berlin"
- Allison Cimpl (2006-2007)
- "The Moral and Social Defense of Women in the Works of Christine de Pizan"
- David Schrader (2005-2006)
- "Hitler and Christianity: A Study of His Private Beliefs"