Northern Great Plains History Conference

Prizes and Awards

The Larry Rowen Remele Award

This award was established by the Northern Great Plains History Conference Council to honor the memory of Larry Rowen Remele. A longtime editor of North Dakota History, Remele was serving as council chair at the time of his death in 1988. As a founder of the council, a program coordinator and conference promoter, he contributed significantly to the vibrant intellectual atmosphere of the conference. The Larry Rowen Remele Award is granted annually to a person who, in the Remele tradition, has performed outstanding work for the conference.

2016 Selection Committee

  • Gordon Iseminger
  • Lori Lahlum
  • Betsy Glade

NGPHC Graduate Student Paper Prize

The best research paper presented by a graduate student at the 2016 Northern Great Plains History Conference will receive a $200 prize, a plaque, and a banquet ticket. To be eligible for this award, authors must be enrolled in a graduate program at an accredited college or university at the time the paper is presented. Submitters are eligible to compete only for this prize or any other prize offered in conjunction with the conference (e. g. Society for Military History prize). Submissions must be scholarly research papers that conform to the conference’s length requirements.

Submission Deadline

A paper copy of the submission must be sent (i.e. postmarked) by surface mail or as an email attachment to each of the three judges listed below no later than August 14, 2016. Late papers will not be considered. The copies should be accompanied by a statement from the student’s advisor or other appropriate departmental official verifying that the student is currently enrolled.

Graduate Paper Prize Committee

NGPHC Undergraduate Student Paper Prize

The Northern Great Plains History Conference awards a prize, for the Best Undergraduate Student Paper on any area of history presented at the conference. Funding for the $400 cash prize comes from the Society for Military History and the First Division Museum Cantigny. The winner will also receive a certificate and a ticket to the conference banquet funded by the Conference host institutions. The judges reserve the right to withhold this award in the event none of the submissions meet conference standards of scholarship and length. To be eligible for this award, authors must be enrolled in an undergraduate program at an accredited college or university at the time the paper is presented. Authors must verify enrollment status with a statement from an appropriate departmental official. Ideally, the winning paper should demonstrate the benefit of primary research as well as secondary research. The usual scholarly expectations of format, citations, bibliography, etc., apply. In addition, the paper should not be / have been presented at another conference. The winner must be present at the NGPHC. If the judging results in a tie and one of the papers addresses a military subject, that paper will receive preference. Papers are to be submitted electronically to all three of the Undergraduate Paper prize committee listed on the awards page of this website by August 14, 2016 to be eligible for consideration.

Submission Deadline

Papers should be sent as email attachments to each of the three judges listed below no later than August 14, 2016. Late papers will not be considered. Any copy should be accompanied by a statement from the student’s advisor or other appropriate departmental official verifying that the student is currently enrolled.

Undergraduate Paper Prize Committee

SMH Graduate Paper Prize

The Society for Military History – First Division Museum Prize for the Best Paper by a Graduate Student in Military History Presented to the Northern Great Plains History Conference is currently valued at $400 ($200 from the SMH, $200 from First Division Museum Cantigny).

Submission Deadline

Papers must be submitted in electronic format by August 14, 2016 to Carole Butcher at smhatngphc@gmail.com. Carole Butcher will circulate the papers to other members of the judging committee.

This prize is judged and conferred by SMH.