Congratulations to HSHM grad students Gerardo Con Diaz and Jenna Healey for receiving distinguished awards for their dissertations.
Con’s dissertation, “Intangible Inventions: A History of Software Patenting in the United States, 1945-1985,” won the John Addison Porter Prize. According to the award’s website, this award is “given for a written work of scholarship in any field in which it is possible, through original effort, to gather and relate facts and/or principles and to make the product of general human interest.”
Jenna’s dissertation, “Sooner or Later: Age, Pregnancy, and the Reproductive Revolution in Late Twentieth-Century America,” won the George Washington Egleston Historical Prize. According to the Convocation program, this is given to a student who “discovers facts of importance for American history or gathers information or reaches conclusions which are useful from a historical, literary, and critical point of view.”
Congratulations once again Con and Jenna! We’re proud of your achievements!