The Kent Archaeological Society (KAS) announces a
new biennial prize named in honour of Dr Joan Thirsk who was a
distinguished historian and a long-standing member of the Society.
The Thirsk Prize of £250 will be awarded for a
dissertation or a long essay, submitted as part of a successful
Masterís degree, which is adjudged to be a major contribution to the
history or archaeology of the County of Kent (including the historic
parts of the County now within Greater London).
Dissertations and long essays can come from any academic institution.
The prize aims to reward students working on the
history and archaeology of the County, and also to help promote
publication of articles and chapters that advance scholarly knowledge
of Kentís past. The KAS
be willing to give advice on publication.
The editor of Archaeologia
Cantiana will also consider for publication articles based on the
The KAS will consider for the first Thirsk Prize
dissertations and long essays completed for a Masterís degree
within the calendar years 2015-2016. The
final date of submission for the prize is 31st December 2016.
Dissertations and long essays must be submitted in printed hard
copy and also in electronic form on a disk.
The hard copy must be suitably bound or within rigid covers and
the disk in Word format. The
submission must include an abstract and be accompanied by a letter of
recommendation from the thesis supervisor together, where appropriate,
with the names and the institutions of the examiners of the thesis.
Copies of dissertations and long essays will not be returned
but placed in the KAS library. All
candidates for the Prize will be notified of the judgesí decision
within three calendar months, or such time as is agreed.
Submissions for the Thirsk Prize 2016 must be submitted
no later than 31 December 2016 to Dr
Elizabeth Edwards, School of History, Rutherford College, The
University, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NX, tel: 01227 700207, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
to whom enquiries may be directed.