Senior Thesis Prize

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 $1,500 and may be received by up to two students. 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. 

For each nomination send the following as PDF attachments to full thesis, readers’ comments, and evaluations (including grades). For questions, please contact the CDH’s Project and Education Coordinator, Dr. Rebecca Munson ( 

We expect to announce the deadline for the 2021 prize in January.