Texas Tech University graduate student Christopher Arnold won the prize for best paper at the Fifth Annual Graduate History Conference sponsored by LSU’s History Graduate Student Association on March 21 and 22, 2014. Arnold’s paper was entitled “The ‘Extraordinary Man’ and the ‘Foreign Yoke’: Napoleon and the French in the Eyes of Soldiers of the Kingdom of Westphalia.” It was delivered as part of a panel on “War, Memory and Insanity” in the Nineteenth Century.
The annual Graduate History Conference has emerged as a valuable opportunity for graduate student scholars to present original research and receive critical feedback from peers and experts in their respective fields. The 2014 sessions brought participants from as far afield as UCLA, George Mason University, and Texas A & M as well as LSU and a number of different university campuses in the state. Conference panels covered subjects as diverse as race relations in the U.S. South, American diplomacy in Vietnam, drinking parties in Ancient Greece, and religious and political reorganization in early modern Europe.
Information about the HGSA and its activities is available here: HGSA . The 2014 conference program can be downloaded here: 2014 Graduate History Conference .