The Prehistoric Society

Prehistoric Society Undergraduate Dissertation Prize

The Prehistoric Society is launching a new prize, to be awarded annually for the undergraduate 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 completed her or his degree during the previous 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. A revised version of the successful dissertation will be considered for publication in the Society’s journal. The award will be made prior to the Sara Champion lecture on the 17th of October.

This represents an excellent opportunity for promising young scholars to have their work publicly recognised. Entries for the current academic year are to be sent, by the host Department and in electronic form, to Niall Sharples, Dept of Archaeology, SHARE, Humanities Building, Colum Road, Cardiff, CF10 3EU by the last Friday in July.