Congratulations to one of Blount’s own, Jackson Foster for winning one of the University of Alabama’s top awards, the John Fraser Ramsey Award!
The Ramsey Award, one of the university’s top honors, recognizes in a junior with the versatility of gifts and attainments, as well as the breadth of excellence in mind and character, that have traditionally been the goals of a liberal education. Jackson is the second Blount winner of the Ramsey Award in a row (the 2020 award was won by Logan Goulart).
Jackson, a double major in history and religious studies, is currently Editor-in-Chief of the Crimson Historical Review. Foster co-founded the Crimson Historical Review, which is the University’s first peer-edited history journal. He’s also studied abroad at the University of Oxford, published his research, “Mapping the Modern History of Philosophy of Religion with Machine Learning,” in the academic journal The Macksey, presented his research at various national conferences and much more.
A Randall Research and Blount Scholar, Jackson just finished a competitive internship with the National Endowment for the Humanities and has served as a research assistant on a major digital humanities project. He’s currently hard at work on an honors thesis investigating the legal history of early modern England.