Ibid. Student Journal
Welcome to the current volume of Ibid. A Student History Journal, published by the Eta Nu Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society at TWU. Celebrating ten years of publishing the best in graduate and undergraduate scholarship, Ibid.’s current volume continues the journal’s strong tradition of faculty and student collaboration.
In 2016, the national office of Phi Alpha Theta awarded this journal the prestigious Gerald Nash Journal Prize for the third consecutive year. This national award recognized TWU students for their superlative efforts in creating a professional journal. At the same time, the national office of Phi Alpha Theta named the Eta Nu Chapter a “Best Chapter” for the fifth year in a row.
Thanks to a generous private endowment, Ibid. was able to award two prizes for the “Best Papers” appearing in this volume. Named after long-time TWU professor Valentine J. Belfiglio, these prizes, awarded to Alec Head and Cindy Lewis, reward excellent scholarship and writing.
In addition to featuring our Belfiglio Prize winners’ essays, Ibid. is delighted to publish the top papers from the Living History Community College Essay Contest. The journal is also pleased to feature departments detailing trends in historiography and material culture. Celebrating a decade of publishing the best in student research and writing, the editors of Ibid.: A Student History Journal proudly invite you to enjoy our 10th volume.