The Dorothy Dunnett History Prize 2013, worth £1,000, will be awarded by the Dorothy Dunnett Society for an essay of no more than 4,000 words, in English, based on the entrant’s original research.
Entries for the Prize will be accepted from history students registered on a PhD programme at any recognised higher education institution.
Essays may address any aspect of current historical research that meets the Society’s aims and/or falls within the thematic guidelines or other relevant topics and is contained, broadly, within the time periods of the novels.
We are seeking submissions that will reflect Dorothy Dunnett’s skill in bringing alive the events and people of her chosen periods.
Submissions will be considered by a panel of Trustees of the Dorothy Dunnett Society and academics drawn from the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, at the University of Edinburgh.
Further details of the competition and application forms can be found on the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies website, www.medren.ed.ac.uk/home/DorothyDunnettHistoryPrize.html.
The closing date for submissions is 26th November 2013.
Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies School of History, Classics and Archaeology William Robertson Wing Old Medical School Teviot Place Edinburgh