New Researchers Conference

Research degree students and independent scholars are warmly encouraged to share their work at our annual New Researchers Conference.

Student and Research Prizes

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Undergraduate Prize Winners 2021 announced

Posted: Saturday 28th August 2021

Undergraduate Prize Winners 2021 announced

Each year, the British Commission awards a small number of £75 prizes recognising excellence in undergraduate dissertations in the broad field of maritime history. We are delighted to announce that the following students have been awarded prizes in 2021:

Adam Jackson  (University of Exeter), The Superannuation of Rear-Admirals in the Royal Navy between 1747 and 1827: An Investigation

Christopher Louis  (University of Edinburgh), A Court of War in an Uncertain Peace The Trials and Tribulations of the Sierra Leone Court of Vice Admirality in Britain's Suppression of the Transatlantic Slave Trade, 1814-1819

Oliver Maxwell  (University of Aberystwyth), A change in Course: An assessment of how the experience of the Falklands War impacted upon the design of Royal Navy ships, 1982-1990

Jack Owens  (Liverpool John Moores University), From Social Democracy to Neoliberalism: An Examination of How Government Industrial Policy Influenced the Deindustrialisation of the British Shipbuilding Industry, 1966-1988

Marcus Tan  (University of Oxford), Merchant-King or Pirate?  The Zheng Diplomatic Encounter with the Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie (VOC) in the 1650s and 1660s

Henry Townsend  (University of York), A Transatlantic Perspective on the Merchants Trading between Britain and North America and their Efforts to Influence Parliament during the British Atlantic Imperial Crisis, c.1765-1775

To find out more about BCMH prizes, how to nominate someone and also see previous awards please visit our Prizes & Fellowships page.