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HPGRG Dissertation Prize 2018 Announced

We are delighted to announce that Sophie Buckle (University of Bristol)  has won the dissertation prize for 2018. The prize panel noted that the dissertation is “a highly impressive, ambitious and thoughtful piece” that speaks to debates in Geography and beyond; the “interweaving of theory and praxis through poetry is particularly impressive”.

Sophie has allowed us to reproduce her dissertation – “Writing Between Worlds: An Audiencing of Leanne Simpson’s Stories as Theory for Decolonising Academic Writing Practices”” – on our website.

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Submissions for Dissertation Prize 2018

The History and Philosophy of Geography Research Group, in conjunction with SAGE Geography, is pleased to offer an Undergraduate Dissertation Prize for the best dissertation in the histories and/or philosophies of geography. We welcome nominations addressing the history of the discipline, philosophy of the discipline, and/or geographical knowledge, discourses and practices across academic, public and/or private spheres. The winner will receive a prize of £50 and a year’s free subscription to their choice of Progress in Human Geography or Progress in Physical Geography, and have their dissertation published on the HPGRG website. 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 electronic copy of the dissertation (PDF format) with your letter of recommendation and the candidate’s contact details to Dr Pauline Couper. As far as possible, please provide a non-university email account for the candidate as contact will likely happen after their graduation.

Deadline: 13 July

Past winners can be found here.

HPGRG Dissertation Prizes (2015 and 2016) Announced

We are delighted to announce the dissertation prizes for 2015 and 2016.

Kirsty Matthews (Durham University) won the prize in 2015 for her dissertation “Mattering the Mind: Subjectivity and Not Knowing Within Obsessive Compulsive Disorder”, which was described as a most impressive piece of work.

Mirjami Lannto (University of Glasgow) won the prize this year, for her outstanding research on “Experiencing River Landscapes: the Affective Capacity of Landscapes and its Potential in Environmental Management”. She has granted us permission to reproduce her dissertation on the site. In addition, Samuel Nutt (Durham University) received a commendation for his dissertation, “The Anxieties of Empire in Byron’s Turkish Tales: Exploring the Potential of Fiction in Postcolonial Geography”.

Congratulations to our winners. The list of past prizes can be found here.

Reminder: Undergraduate Dissertation Prize

Entries are invited for the HPGRG undergraduate dissertation prize. The prize of £50 will be awarded for the best dissertation in the histories and/or philosophies of geography or associated fields.

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. Details of prize winners from previous years are listed here.

Please direct all questions and submit an electronic copy of the dissertation (PDF format) with your letter of recommendation to Dr Pauline Couper (p.couper@yorksj.ac.uk).

The deadline is 12 July 2015.

HPGRG Dissertation Prize Winner 2014

The HPGRG committee are pleased to announce the winner of the annual dissertation prize.

First prize: Sebastian Koa (University of Oxford) “Propositions for a radically empirical geomorphology”

Commendation: Max Kirchner (University of Bristol) “Speaking truth to power: Theorising Edward Snowden’s Whistleblowing through Michel Foucault’s concepts of parrhesia and the event”

A list of all the previous winners can be found here.

 

HPGRG Dissertation Prize winners 2012 and 2013

The HPGRG committee are pleased to announce the winners of the annual dissertation prize. Due to various issues, we are announcing both the 2012 and 2013 prizes.

In 2012 we awarded two first prizes:

Emily Foulger (University of Nottingham) “A Woman’s Eye: Isabella Bird Bishop’s travels in the RGS-IBG archives”

Matthew Jones (University of Oxford) “Ordering mysteries? An historical geography of the Routledge expedition to Easter Island, 1913-16”

In 2013 we awarded one first prize:

Emily Nash (Queen Mary, University of London) “‘On the Wild Side’ The Geography Collective, public geographies and exploration”

Congratulations to all of the winners.