Student Conference Paper Award

Helen Hornbeck Tanner Student Conference Paper Award

Every year the ASE will award a prize to the best paper presented by a graduate student at the annual meeting. Graduate students must submit their papers in advance and the winner will be announced at the ASE meeting. The award will include a certificate and a cash prize of $250.

The award committee will be comprised of the ASE Councilors.  Paper submissions must be between 10 and 12 pages (or 2500 and 3000 words), excluding citations and primary source appendices.

To Submit a Student Conference Paper for the 2015 Award

Please visit closer to the conference for more information on submission details and deadlines.

About Helen Hornbeck Tanner, 1916-2011

The ASE is very pleased to name this award after Helen Hornbeck Tanner, who served as the acting director of the D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian History at the Newberry Library, director the Atlas of Great Lakes Indian History Project, and an expert witness and historical consultant for several tribes. She was senior research fellow at the Newberry Library most recently. Dr. Tanner was a long-time supporter of junior scholars, a loyal attendee of ASE meetings, and partial namesake of the Newberry Library’s Power-Tanner fellowship for American Indian scholars.

Previous Winners

Year Recipient Paper
2012 Ian Puppe  No Home on the Range:  Ruin,
Reclamation, and Revitalization in Algonquin Provincial Park.
2011 Ben Leeming The Poetics of Terror: A Nahuatl Sermon about Hell and Damnation from the materials of Horatio Carochi”
2010 Ryan Tripp  Death of the Sachemship & Narragansett Tribal Council Formation, 1759-92
2009 Heather Flynn Roller “In Search of Gente Nova; the Resettlement Process in the Portuguese Amazon.”
2008 Alanna Rice “To Live without Oysters and Clams: Montaukett Christianity, Community, and Place following the Great Awakening”
2007 Mark Christensen “Spelling out Salvation: The Construction of Nahua and Maya Ecclesiastical Vocabulary.
2006 Brian Isaac Daniels “Encountering Secrecy: The Importance of Race in Elsie Clews Parsons’ Interpretations of the Southwestern Pueblos.

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