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 for graduate students.

Undergraduate

Undergraduate Paper Competition (individual), sponsored in 2021 by a generous gift from Prof. Ernest B. Gilman, NYU, a friend to the UNL MRST Program; Creative Project contest sponsored by the UNL MRST program.

The Undergraduate Paper Competition will include two awards: 1) The Ernest Gilman award for best medieval or early modern paper, under 15 pages. 2) The Ernest Gilman award for best medieval or early modern paper, 15 pages and beyond. As well, the UNL MRST program will resume its annual award for best Creative Project (individual or group).

Deadline is listed in the event calendar (annually in the spring semester); the 2021 Deadline is April 5. Prizes are typically 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 230A: Shakespeare] 
  3. The professor [e.g. Dr. Stephen Buhler]  
  4. Semester [e.g. Fall 2020 or Spring 2021] 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 2020 or Spring 2021] 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 Director (kstage2@unl.edu) 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). The deadline is April 5 for 2021.

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 821: The Italian Renaissance City]
  2. The professor [e.g. Dr. Andrea Bolland]
  3. Semester [e.g. Fall 2020 or Spring 2020] in which the paper was made.