Nonwestern Paper Prize

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 non-western 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 histugs@umn.edu for a copy).
  • Be written on a topic on non-western history (includes global history).
  • The Non-Western Paper Prize is due the First Monday in March.

Past Recipients

  • Juliet Paulson (2020-2021)
    • “Three Women’s Tales of Gender Transgression and Transformation: An Analysis of Women’s Fiction in Late Imperial China”