History Department Names John Ireland Research Paper Competition Winners

Paul Armstrong and Matthew Kuettel have been named winners in the History Department’s annual John Ireland Research Paper Competition.

Armstrong won for his paper in the Seminar Paper category: “The Many Faces of Germans in Colonial America.” Kuettel won for his paper in the Non-Seminar Research Paper category: “The Unassailable Church: The Negotiations between Napoleon Bonaparte and the Papal Court Leading up to the Concordat of 1801.”

The awards are given annually for the best research paper written either for a History Senior Seminar class, or for an upper-level history class. Criteria include: depth and breadth of research, organization, originality of topic, development of interpretation, quality of writing, use of evidence, and a complete bibliography of sources.