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Center for Austrian Studies

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National History Day in Minnesota

Spring 2015: Leadership and Legacy

Website Resources to help get started

The Center will offer $100 prizes for the top two entries in the Junior or Senior Divisions. For further information contact us at We're here to help with your project, and welcome your questions! Prizes will be awarded on the basis of:

  1. Relevance to Central Europe
  2. Quality and depth of the research
  3. Clarity of the presentation and/or writing
  4. Ability of the student(s) to explain their project

Why do we enjoy participating in History Day? Because of letters like this from 2014 Junior Division winner Elizabeth Booms (sic):

University of Minnesota Center for Austrian Studies,

I want to thank you for rewarding me with the topical prize of Rights and Responsibilities in the History of Austria and Central Europe for my History day project, Kristallnacht. Kristallnacht was a very educational and interesting topic to learn about and even more so to share the information I learned to others. I was glad to even be participating in the U of M state History Day, but thanks to your donation I enjoyed it even more. I'll be honest, $100 is an awesome award, so I can't thank you enough for it. I hope you continue to offer this prize and enjoy how happy it makes kids like me.


Elizabeth Booms