Senior Thesis Prize

The deadline for the 2023 prize will be May 19; the call for nominations for the 2023 prize will be posted in this spring. The 2022 call for nominations is available below for your reference.

The Center for Digital Humanities Senior Thesis Prize honors exceptional work that substantially engages with or contributes to the field of digital humanities. The prize carries an award of $2,500. Each department is invited to nominate up to two seniors for the award.

An eligible thesis must make a meaningful intervention into the interdisciplinary area between computer science and the humanities. This can be achieved by using digital tools to map, organize or produce humanities-based research, or by bringing digital methods of data analysis and thought into critical conversation with humanities material.

To qualify for nomination, the student’s thesis must receive a grade of straight A or A+ from both readers. In exceptional cases, the committee will consider theses that have received an "A-" grade from one of the readers as long as the second grade is an A or an A+ and the advisor includes an explanation of why the thesis merits a prize.

Nominations must be received by the CDH no later than Thursday, May 12, 2022 (5:00pm EDT). Each department is invited to nominate up to two students. For each nomination, send the following as PDF attachments to full thesis, readers’ comments, and evaluations (including grades). Please use the subject heading, “Senior thesis prize submission.” For questions, please contact Dr. Emily McGinn (

Senior Thesis Prize Winners