CFUW Linda Souter Humanities Award
2019-2020 Total Value: $12,000
Two awards for $6,000 each.
Inaugurated in 2015, the award is named to honour Linda Souter, the only Canadian member of CFUW that has served both as President of CFUW and Graduate Women International (formerly known as International Federation of University Women, IFUW). Awarded to a masters or doctoral student studying in the area of the Humanities. Generally, study in the Humanities is theoretical and does not involve empirical methodology. The Humanities could include the following: English Language and Literature, History, Languages Study, Classics, Philosophy, Film Studies, Communication Studies, and Culture Studies.
2018-2019 Winner: JASMINE PROTEAU
B.A. History and French (Honours), 2013, University of Guelph
M.A. History, 2015, University of Ottawa
M.M.St. Curation, 2017, University of Toronto
D.Phil. History, 2017-2020, University of Oxford
Jasmine’s project seeks to understand the impact of travel and travel writing on British and North American women visiting Europe in the nineteenth century through the lens of guidebooks. As both authors and readers of guidebooks, women played an important role in developing the tourism industry, encouraging other women to travel, educating themselves through new experiences, and creating spaces to discuss the redefinition of womanhood.