O'Hagan Award Archive

O'Hagan Award

Best essay in Irish history by a history major

2015

Patrick Butler
"The Diplomat of Derry: John Hume and the Transformation of American Foreign Policy on Northern Ireland

2014

No prize awarded

2013

Rory Convery
“Die Irische Frage and the German Answer:  Ireland, Germany, and the Easter Rising”

2012

Michael Johnson
Strangers of Fortune: Irish Integration into Eighteenth-Century North America

2011

John Kelley
Strangers of Fortune: Irish Integration into Eighteenth-Century North America

2010

Christine Kennedy
Stars and Stripes and Shamrocks: A History of the Irish in America through Song, 1700-1900

2009

No prize awarded

2008

Kyle Cassily
"Michael Collins and the IRA: The Reason England Left Ireland?"

2007

Nora Devlin
"William Drennan and the 'United' Irish Movement," originally written for Tom Kselman's course on the Age of Democratic Revolutions"

2006

Teresa De Vries
"The IRA and the World"

2005

Peter Vranderic
"Why Did the Irish Fight in the American Civil War?"

2004

Matthew DiBiasse
"A Frustrating Friend: The Consequences of Irish Neutrality to the American-Irish Relationship and Irish-Catholic America, 1939-1945"

2003

Kristen Marie Caponi
"The Spirit and the Law: The Two Reforms of the Twelfth-Century Irish Church"

2002

No prize awarded

2001

Mary Prina
"Women in the Easter Rebellion"