International Maritime Economic History Association Frank Broeze Prize for Outstanding Doctoral Thesis in Maritime History

Type: Prize

Name: International Maritime Economic History Association Frank Broeze Prize for Outstanding Doctoral Thesis in Maritime History

Location: Congress in Perth, Murdoch

Application Deadline: January 30, 2016

Sponsoring Institution: International Maritime Economic History Association


Details:

Professor Frank Broeze was one of the leading maritime historians of his generation. In his honour, the International Maritime Economic History Association has instituted the Frank Broeze Prize to be awarded to the author of a doctoral thesis which, in the opinion of the panel, makes the most outstanding contribution to the study of maritime history. As befitting Frank’s visionary approach to the field, maritime history encompasses all aspects of the historical interaction of human societies and the sea. The panel of judges will therefore consider works that focus on the maritime dimensions of economic, social, cultural, political, technological and environmental history.

The Frank Broeze Prize carries with it a cash award of 500 Euros and free registration at the Seventh International Congress of Maritime History in Perth (Murdoch), Australia, 27 June-1 July 2016. To be considered for this prestigious award, those who have completed a doctoral thesis between 1 September 2011 and 31 August 2015 are invited to submit a copy of their thesis for consideration. If the thesis is written in a language other than English, the entrant should provide a summary of their work (minimum 10,000 words) in English.

The judges will apply the following criteria in deciding the winner of the prize:

  • contribution to knowledge and understanding of the maritime past
  • originality of approach, source material and/or findings
  • depth and coherence of argument
  • choice and application of methodology
  • presentational and stylistic quality

Eligible candidates should submit their entries, including a letter of support from their supervisor, via e-mail attachment to each of the panel members no later than 30 January 2016. The winner will be notified during the spring of 2016, and the prize will be awarded at the Congress in Perth (Murdoch).

For this competition, there will be a panel of six judges:


Contact Information:
Lewis R. Fischer
lfischer@mun.ca

Posted: January 04, 2016