The Ohio State University’s Polar Archives has announced the 2020-2021 recipient of the $5,000 Polar Archives Award. Katherine Cartwright, Ph.D. Candidate in History, Lyon G. Tyler Department of History, The College of William & Mary, was selected from a pool of seven applicants.
Cartwright will visit the Archives to conduct her research in late summer 2020. Her research builds on scholarship that seeks to internationalize U.S. history but focuses on actors and spaces not usually included in studies of foreign relations. She will use the Polar Archives’ Byrd collection to examine how young people understand both their and the United States’ place in the world.
"We are thrilled to offer this award. With so many researchers and scholars located across the globe,” said polar curator Laura Kissel. “It allows for greater access to this invaluable source of primary research materials."
The Polar Archives Research Award is given annually and is available to graduate students, faculty and independent scholars who demonstrate a need to utilize the collections onsite. To learn more about the award and how to apply, visit https://library.osu.edu/polararchives/research-award.
Formally established in 1990, the Polar Archives is a collaborative effort of the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center and The Ohio State University Libraries. The goal of the Polar Archives is to make historical, rare and unique information about polar exploration and scientific investigation available for use within the context of an active polar research environment.