The subjects for the Bowdoin Prizes which are offered by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences for 1897-98 to students resident at the University are given below:
Of the nine prizes, seven (not more than one hundred dollars nor less than fifty dollars each) are offered for the best dissertations or compositions written by students of more than one year's standing in the University, who have never received an academic degree. The two remaining prizes (one hundred dollars each) are offered for the best performances on any of the subjects named below, written by graduates of any college who are residents at the University as students in the Graduate School, or by members of the Senior class of 1897-98 in Harvard College.
Three prizes for dissertations in History, Philosophy, Literature:
1. Jonathan Edwards as a Philosopher.
2. The Psychology of Invention.
3. Christianity and the Roman Government.
4. The Conception of the "Economic Man."
5. The Cambridge Platonists.
6. The Contemporary National Movement in Bohemia.
7. The Future of Polynesia.
8. The Relation of Racine's Plays to the Contemporary Political and Religious History of France.
9. The Character and Genius of Tennyson.
10. Benjamin Jowett as a Scholar and Teacher.
11. The Church Architecture of today.
Two prizes for dissertations in Natural Science: