The Prehistoric Society

Prehistoric Society Undergraduate Dissertation Prize

The Prehistoric Society invites submissions for the 2019 undergraduate dissertation prize. The award celebrates the dissertation that has made the greatest contribution to the study of prehistory in any part of the world. The Prize is open to students from any University in Britain and Ireland.

Each Department is invited to submit one dissertation by a candidate who completes her or his degree during the 2018/19 academic year. The judges will assess entries on the basis of the quality of work, the originality of the approach and the degree to which the research advances our understanding of prehistory. 

The winner will receive three years’ free membership of the Society, the choice of one of the Society’s in-print monographs and £100. Three runners-up will be awarded a current copy of the Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society. An abridged version of the successful dissertation will be considered for publication in the Proceedings. The Prize will be presented prior to the Sara Champion lecture on 30th October 2019.

This prestigious prize represents an excellent opportunity for outstanding young scholars to have their work publicly recognised, in the magnificent setting of the Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House in Piccadilly. Entries for the current academic year are to be sent as PDF documents by the host Department to Dr Melanie Giles at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), by Friday 19th July. Entries can only be accepted if accompanied by the email address, postal address and contact phone number both for the candidates and for their supervisors.