Call for nominations
HPGRG annually awards an Undergraduate Dissertation Prize of £50 for outstanding original work in the history and/or philosophy of human geography, physical geography or associated fields. We welcome nominations that examine geographical knowledge, discourses and practices in academia, but also within schools and the public sphere. Nominations are requested from Dissertation Supervisors or Heads of Department. The dissertation should have been completed within the past two years and be written in English. We welcome nominations not only from the UK but also from other countries. Depending on the number and quality of submissions, the prize may not be awarded every year.
Please direct all questions and submit an (unmarked) copy of the dissertation (either electonically or as a hard copy) with your letter of recommendation Dr Paul Harrison (email@example.com), Department of Geography, Durham University, Science Laboratories, South Road, Durham DH1 3LE. Deadline: 12 July (annually).
The new HPGRG Undergraduate Dissertation Prize was first awarded in 2008. From 2008 to 2012, Dr Heike Jöns (Loughborough University) served as HPGRG Undergraduate Dissertation Prize Coordinator. Since 2012, this role has been taken on by Dr Paul Harrison (Durham University).
The HPGRG Undergraduate Dissertation Prize Coordinators have been supported by these referees:
- Dr Pauline Couper (University College Plymouth St Mark & St John, UK)
- Dr Mathilde Leduc-Grimaldi (RoyalMuseum for Central Africa, Belgium)
- Dr Avril Maddrell (University of the West of England, UK)
The following awards have been made:
Tom Croll-Knight (University of Sheffield) “Every word that’s understood is a transaction: spacing citation and sampling in US rap music”
Thomas Lowish (King’s College London) “The 1882 British Married Women’s Property Act and the Property Holdings of Women in Victorian Society”
James Riley (University of Bristol) “Students’ perceptions of the relevance of the secondary school geography curriculum”
Two first prizes
Mark Hardwick (University of Edinburgh) “The Hottentot and the Discursive Impact of the Linnaean Watershed”
James Macadam (University of Oxford) “A maritime philosopher’s stone; Arthur Dobbs and the Northwest Passage during the Enlightenment”
Alexander Bello (University of Bristol) “Sensing the ‘non-representational’: a bodily exploration of the with the immaterialities of ‘playing pan’ using a ‘research-in-practice’ approach to creatively intervene in the folding of the world”
Frances Rylands (University of Nottingham) “Flying with ‘only one wing’: rethinking mobility and place in contemporary theatre”