The award was named in honor of Dr. Helen Hornbeck Tanner and is awarded every year at the annual meeting of the American Society for Ethnohistory to the best paper presented by a graduate student. The award will include a certificate and a cash prize of $250.
STUDENT CONFERENCE PAPER AWARD:
Paper submissions must be between 10 to 12 pages (or 2,500 to 3,000 words), excluding citations and primary source appendices. Graduate students must submit their papers in advance and the winner will be announced at the annual meeting of the American Society for Ethnohistory.
Students who wished to have their work considered for the graduate student paper prize should submit their work elctronically to the three member committee, consisting of the past, present, and future ASE presidents. Those names are located under the heading “Current Leadership” on the home page of this website. The deadline is two weeks prior to the conference. You must send you paper no later than Sunday, October 1 and the student must present the paper at the conference.
This same committee also considers financial applications to assist students in attending the upcoming conference . Grants in aid range from $100 to $400 and must include a letter stating the title of your paper and an itemized list of your expenses for attending the conference. Please send your letter of application electronically and no later than Sunday, October 1 to the past, present and future ASE presidents, whose names are listed under the heading “Current Leadership” on the home page of this website.
PAST AWARD WINNERS:
2016 – First Prize: Valeria Matsumoto, Brown University, for a paper entitled, “Dividing Land and Defining Territory in Colonial Kiiche’an Narratives.” Second Prize: Aaron Luedke, Michigan State University, for a paper entitled, “Mythologizing the White Man’s Friend: Misrepresentation of Indian Leaders in the Writing of Chicago’s Origin Story.” Third Prize: Claudia Rogers, University of Leeds, England, for a paper entitled, “Going Beyond ‘The Beach’: In Between Spaces of First Encounter in the Caribbean and Mesoamerica, 1492 – 1530.”