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James Lees Winner of 2019 David Alexander Prize

Posted by Valerie Peck on November 25, 2019 in Awards

James Lees was the David Alexander Prize recipient for 2019 for his essay, “Shipbuilding, Steel, and a False Inauguration: The Launch and Celebration of the James William in New Glasgow, c.1908". This prize is given by Acadiensis, Journal of the History of the Atlantic Region.

The David Alexander Prize is awarded annually for the best essay on the history of Atlantic Canada written in a course by an undergraduate student in any university. The amount of the prize is currently set at $400.

Entries are undergraduate essays between 1,500 and 5,000 words in length
on some aspect of the history of Atlantic Canada, written in English or French; that may be research, interpretive, or historiographical efforts.

The author must be part-time or full-time undergraduate student in a degree program at an accredited university or college, and the essay must have been written to meet the requirement of an undergraduate credit course during the 2018- 2019 academic year.

Entries are submitted by course instructors. James’ essay was submitted by Katherine Crooks, Dalhousie University PhD History Candidate. Entries were judged by a panel of three distinguished historians.

James graduated 16 May, 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts: Honours in History with a Minor in English – First Class Honours and University Medal in History.

James is currently in his first year of the MA History program here at Dalhousie with supervision by Dr. Krista Kesselring.

Congratulations from the History Department James!