Every year we’re delighted to award the very best undergraduate and master’s dissertations a prize for excellence. While we’re confident that this is outstanding research, until this year we have lacked a platform to share it properly with a wider audience. To this end we recently launched a Working Paper series to share prizewinning students’ dissertations in full.
You can view the dissertations here: Student Prizewinning Working Papers. If you don’t have time to read them in full, the abstracts will give you a flavour of the wide range of economic history topics and approaches.
As you continue to follow this blog you’ll also spot the occasional specially commissioned posts by prizewinning students, condensing and summarising their work for the non-specialist reader, eg Luke Oades on Norman post-conquest power consolidation, and Matthew Purcell on how American citizens flouted federal agencies in the fight for AIDS treatments.