School Awards & Prizes 2012
The School of History & Anthropology Prize Ceremony was held on Thursday 5 July 2012 at 5.00pm, McMordie Hall, School of Creative Arts. The prizes awarded are as follows:
1. Alan Astin Memorial Fund – Natasha Smyth
(School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering)
The Alan Astin Award was established to commemorate the achievements of the late Professor A E Astin, OBE, who died in 1991, after a career in education, scholarship and the arts. He was Chairman of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, and at Queen’s was Professor of Ancient History and a Pro-Vice-Chancellor. The purpose of the fund is to help young people to travel in the Mediterranean world, for reasons connected with ancient historical or architectural scholarship.
£400 cheque for travel
2. Mary Gardiner Prize – Jointly – Jamie-Paul Fox and Cian Harte
The Mary Gardiner Prize was founded in 1943 in memory of Miss Mary Gardiner, Master of Arts of the University and is awarded to the student who achieves greatest distinction in Ancient History in the Final Examinations.
Book tokens £50 (£25 jointly).
3. Martin Lynn Memorial Prize –
Ryan Mallon (Exploring History 1) and Rachel Bunting (Exploring History II)
Candidates for the Martin Lynn Memorial prize will have taken either or both ‘Exploring History 1’ and ‘Exploring History 2’, will be on the Modern History pathway (whether Single, Joint, Major or Minor), and will have performed consistently well across both semesters during Level One.
£75 in book tokens
4. J C Beckett Fund – Jonathan Finlay
Awarded for the best performance in History in year 1.
Book token £100
5. Best group project and presentation for the module ‘History & Historians’ –
Kerry Chillingworth, Charlotte Jones, Turlough Trainor, Alana Ward
£50 book token each
6. Best Performance “A world on the Move” Semester 1
Chelsea Brownlee, Laura Hughes, Jonathan Finlay
£75 Beckett Fund (or £25 each)
7. The Montgomery Medal (Inst of Irish Studies) – Christopher Neilands
The Montgomery Medal, financed from funds made available by the Irish Association, is awarded annually for the best undergraduate dissertation or long essay on some aspect of modern Irish politics or society.
(advise name to Benefactions Officer, Development & Alumni Relations Office)
8. Esther Ballantine Prize – Daniel Patterson
The Esther Ballantine Prize was founded in 1972 in memory of Esther Ballantine, Master of Arts of the University in 1914). It is awarded to the best student in the final year of any honours school involving Modern History.
£120 Book Token
9. Dr Harford M Hyde Award – Daniel Patterson
The Dr Harford Montgomery Prize was established in memory of Dr Harford Montgomery Hyde the distinguished lawyer, parliamentarian and historian. It is awarded to the graduate who has obtained the highest aggregate mark in Single Honours in Modern History.
Cheque for £450
10. Dr Harford M Hyde Award (Additional Award) – Marcus McComb
Dr Harford Montgomery Hyde Prize (Additional Award) is presented to the student as proxime accessit for the Harford Montgomery Hyde Prize which is awarded annually to the student who has obtained the highest aggregate mark in Single Honours in Modern History.
Cheque for £250
11. Dennis Rebbeck Prize – Jonathan Hayes
The School wishes to award this prize for ‘the student who at the conclusion of the 2nd Honours year shows most promise in the work of any Honours School involving Modern History” (memo, June 1995).
Cheque for £100
12. James E Todd Fund - Mary Hatfield
The Todd Prize was established in memory of Professor James E Todd, Professor of History at Queen’s from 1919 to 1945. It is awarded to the student who has returned the best performance in the taught MA in Irish History.
Cheque for £500
13. Lewis Warren Prize - Jose Hermengenes Prats Martin
The Lewis Warren Prize was established in 1994 in memory of Professor Lewis Warren who served the University with distinction as a scholar, teacher and as the Professor of Modern History from 1973 to 1993.It is awarded annually on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Modern History to the student with the best performance in a Level 2 or Level 3 module of Medieval History.
Cheque for £100.
14. Anne Maguire Memorial Prize (Social Anthropology) - Rebecca Patterson
This prize, financed by the Anne Maguire Fund, commemorates and celebrates the work of Anne Maguire, a graduate of Social Anthropology who carried her anthropological skills into the world of journalism. Anne Maguire graduated in Social Anthropology at Queen’s University in 1988, and immediately started a career in journalism with the Belfast News Letter. She joined the northern office of the Irish Times in 1991, working there until her promising career was cut short by a fatal car crash in 1992.
The prize is awarded to the final year student who produces the best dissertation in Social Anthropology in the year.
£50 Book token
15. K H Connell Prize – Marcus McComb and Rachel Wallace
This prize was founded in 1995 by a gift from Dr Max Goldstrom in memory of his colleague and the founding Professor of Economic and Social History at Queen’s, K H Connell.
It is awarded to the best performance by a graduating student in modules covering primarily economic and social history.
£50 Book tokens (£25 each)
16. The Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies Prize - Daniel Patterson
The interdisciplinary Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies at Queen’s has this year designated prizes to be awarded in various subjects for the best performance in a module covering the eighteenth century.
£50 book token (provided by School of Modern Languages)
17. Faculty Prize
Blayney Exhibition - £750 for two years – Elizabeth McKee
The Dean also writes a letter to each Faculty prize-winner, and we will include this with the cheque.
18. Undergraduate Foundation Scholarships
Samuel Ward, Sophie Standen, Laura Hughes
Jonathan Hayes, Marcus McPhillips, Petra Honkysova
19. Alan Graham Fund Prize – Kerry Sinnerton
Prize should be awarded annually to the best Honours candidate in the final Honours examinations in American Studies. £50 Book Token