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George Watt Award Recognizes New Generation of Students

November 6, 2021
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George Watt Award Recognizes New Generation of Students

This year, the jury of the Watt Essay contest recognized a group of excellent papers written by high school, undergraduate, and graduate students from around the world.
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Watt Award: Call for Submissions

May 11, 2021
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Watt Award: Call for Submissions

Students around the world are invited to submit their work for ALBA’s annual essay prize. The Watt Award, named in honor of Lincoln Brigade volunteer George Watt, awards outstanding work about any aspect of the Spanish Civil War, the global political or cultural struggles against fascism in the 1920s and 1930s, or the lifetime histories and contributions...
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Students Shine During Pandemic-Era Watt Award

November 14, 2020
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Students Shine During Pandemic-Era Watt Award

Once again, the annual Watt Essay Award received a record number of submissions from around the world. The jury was especially impressed by the high quality of nearly all the submissions this year. Considering that these students produced this inspiring work during a pandemic as their schools or universities were moving to remote learning...
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Watt Award: U.S. newspapers and the Lincoln Brigade

January 4, 2013
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Watt Award: U.S. newspapers and the Lincoln Brigade

U.S. newspaper coverage of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade reveals the domestic and foreign policy debates that arose in the late 1930s and continued into the late 1950s. I focus on The Cleveland Plain Dealer, which was sympathetic to the cause of the Spanish Republic due to the left-leaning population of the greater Cleveland...
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Watt Award: Canadian veterans and the politics of memory

January 4, 2013
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Watt Award: Canadian veterans and the politics of memory

In the latter half of the 1930s, 1,700 Canadians journeyed to Spain to defend the elected republic against General Francisco Franco’s military revolt. Decades later, as these men approached old age, they began pressing for official recognition from the Canadian government for their service in Spain; they were ultimately unsuccessful. A close analysis...
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ALBA Awards 21st Annual Watt Prizes

December 15, 2019
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ALBA Awards 21st Annual Watt Prizes

Students from around the world once again applied to ALBA’s Watt Essay contest, which recognizes academic projects and essays about the Spanish Civil War. This year, five prizes were awarded.
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Watt Prizes Awarded

December 3, 2016
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Watt Prizes Awarded

Two undergraduates and one graduate student have won the George Watt Memorial Essay Award with outstanding projects on the Cold War, the Franco Regime, and refugee aid.
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Two students win George Watt Essay Award

December 17, 2014
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Two students win George Watt Essay Award

The Watt Prize awards excellence in student writing about any aspect of the Spanish Civil War, the struggle against fascism, or the lifetime histories of the Americans who fought in Spain.
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Two Students Win 2012 George Watt Memorial Essay Award

January 4, 2013
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Two Students Win 2012 George Watt Memorial Essay Award

ALBA’s George Watt Memorial Essay Prizes are awarded each year to a graduate student and an undergraduate student who have written an outstanding essay or thesis chapter about any aspect of the Spanish Civil War, the global political or cultural struggles against fascism in the 1920s and 1930s, or the lifetime histories and contributions of Americans who fought in support of the Spanish Republic. The...
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Watt Prize Draws Record Number of Submissions

December 29, 2018
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Watt Prize Draws Record Number of Submissions

This year’s George Watt Essay contest for the best student writing on the Spanish Civil War is receiving well-deserved attention from around the world as a record number of students submitted their essays and poetry, nearly doubling the previous number of submissions last year.
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