Students
 

Student Honors

We have a number of students majoring and minoring in Medieval and Renaissance Studies, many of whom have won national awards and have gone on to excellent graduate programs. The excellent scholarly and creative work of our undergraduate and graduate students has resulted in awards and national recognition.

We also offer funding opportunities for graduate students.

Undergraduate

Annual Undergraduate Essay (individual) and Creative Project (individual or group) competition

Deadline is listed in the event calendar (annually in the spring semester). Please drop off the papers and creative projects* in the Graduate Assistant's mailbox. Prizes are gift cards to the UNL bookstore.

Undergraduate papers
Please submit a blind copy (no names on pages) with an attached cover sheet that includes the following:

  1. The student’s name and email 
  2. The class [e.g. ENGL 340: Classical Roots of English Literature] 
  3. The professor [e.g. Dr. Stephen Buhler] 
  4. Semester [e.g. Fall 2015 or Spring 2016] in which the paper was submitted 
  5. A 50-100 word summary of the paper, to be used in the end of year program if chosen for a prize

Creative projects
For handmade objects/games, creative literature, videos, plays, clothing, etc.—please submit a cover sheet with:

  1. All student names and email addresses
  2. The class [e.g. MRST 398: Special Topics “The Renaissance Stage 1500-1700: Lechery, Swordplay, and Dangerous Women”]
  3. The professor [e.g. Dr. Ian Borden]
  4. Semester [e.g. Fall 2015 or Spring 2016] for which the project was made
  5. A 50-100 word summary of the project, to be used in the end of year program if chosen for a prize

*If you have a creative project that cannot be dropped off in a mailbox due to size, shape, format, etc., please contact the graduate assistant well before the deadline to make another arrangement.

Other awards and recognition

Graduate

Annual Robert Knoll Award

Through the generosity of Virginia Knoll, wife of Robert Knoll, this award for the best graduate student essay was created. The program has continued the award in Robert Knoll's honor.

Please email graduate papers to the Program Director by midnight on the date listed in the event calendar (annually in the spring semester).

Graduate papers
Please submit a blind copy (no names on the paper) with an attached cover sheet that includes:

  1. The student’s name and email
  2. Why the paper was created (seminar research paper, dissertation chapter, conference paper)
  3. A 50-100 word summary of the paper, to be used in the end of year program if chosen for a prize.

For a graduate course
Please also include:

  1. The name of the class [e.g. AHIS 926: Seminar in Northern Renaissance Art]
  2. The professor [e.g. Dr. Alison Stewart]
  3. Semester [e.g. Fall 2020 or Spring 2020] in which the paper was made.