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 $2,500.

An eligible thesis must demonstrate meaningful integration of humanities research with the methods and concepts of data science, computation, and/or emerging technologies (e.g. generative AI). Students may achieve this by creating or using humanities datasets or tools to advance their arguments, or by engaging in critical, informed and original conversation about how technology impacts our understanding and interpretation of the human record.

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 Friday, May 17, 2024 (5:00pm EDT). Each department is invited to nominate up to two students for the award.

For each nomination, send the following as PDF attachments to

Please also include the student's full University ID number for submission of the prize to ODOC should they win. Use the subject heading, “Senior thesis prize submission” in your email. For questions, please contact Dr. Natalia Ermolaev (

Senior Thesis Prize Winners