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2018–2019 Jackier Prize Winners

Jackier Prize ceremony, April 2019. Prize winners Ciara Nolan, Alexandra Wormley, and Jacqueline Cope stand next to the display case. Noa Eaton was unable to attend the ceremony. Photo by Sarah Mullersman.

About the Winners

Jacqueline Cope

Jackie Cope is a third-year student studying history and Latin American and Caribbean studies, with a minor in education. Her academic interests include the early modern transatlantic world, but she is interested in the legacy of the past as it intersects the present more generally. She is grateful to Professor Douglas Northrop, whose encouragement and passion for historical excellence was invaluable. Special thanks are also owed to her parents, Thomas and Patricia Cope, for their enduring and unconditional support.

Read Jackie's essay: Karanis: Roman Bureaucracy and Obtaining Relief (opens in a new window).

Noa Eaton

Noa Eaton is a third-year student studying history with a focus on late antiquity and women’s health. She became interested in material culture and classical civilizations through the course Women in the Ancient Mediterranean, taught by Anna Freidin. In her free time Noa can be found at museums, libraries, or planning events for the TEDxUofM conference.

Read Noa's essay: Uterine Amulets: Looking at Women’s Lives From the Womb Up (opens in a new window).

Ciara Nolan

Ciara Nolan is a first-year student from Lake Orion, Michigan, studying political science. She’s involved in Appreciate + Reciprocate, MAC-ASB, and WeListen on campus. She found out about the Jackier Prize through Professor Douglas Northrop’s History of Disaster class.

Read Ciara's essay: Glass Emerges from Sand (opens in a new window).

Alexandra Wormley

Alexandra Wormley is a third-year student studying psychology and history, with a particular interest in the Roman Empire. She spends her free time working in a planetarium and finding dogs to pet on campus.

Read Alexandra's essay: The Tension of Hairpins: An Examination of the Material and Cultural Purposes of Roman Bodkins (opens in a new window).