Amanda was nominated by Dr. Kathleen Wellman, Professor of History, for her research paper, The Latitudinarian Influence on Early English Liberalism. Dr Wellman highlights Amanda’s use of SMU Libraries’ resources by saying:
“Amanda has used the works of the most prominent Anglican theologians. She made
extensive use of Early English Books Online as well as sources in Fondren and Bridwell Libraries. Amanda used the most appropriate sources to investigate her research question which queried the religious writings of bishops, theologians, and scholars to explore their influence on the development of liberalism on the eve of the Glorious Revolution. Amanda’s use of those sources not only demonstrates that she understood both content and context of those sources, but also that she was able to analyze them with a commendable degree of sophistication and subtlety.”
As the Weil Undergraduate Research Award winner, Amanda will receive a $500 prize and will have the opportunity for her paper to be published in the SMU Journal of Undergraduate Research. Amanda’s winning paper will be placed in the SMU Archives in DeGolyer Library, and in SMU Scholar, the university’s digital repository. Amanda will receive the Weil Award at Honors Convocation on April 15.