Wednesday 5 November 2008

AAH Dissertation Prize

AAH Dissertation Prize

To Whom it May Concern:

I am writing to you on behalf of the AAH Students Members Committee to inform you of the upcoming deadline for the annual Association of Art Historians undergraduate and postgraduate Dissertation Prizes (1st December 2008). Below is the full information for the awards, which I have also attached as a word document should you wish to print out or distribute among your colleges in the department. If you would like any further information, please visit where entry forms, nomination forms and terms & conditions may also be downloaded.

If you are not the correct contact for this information, it would be greatly appreciated if you could forward this message to the relevant persons. If there are any questions regarding this award scheme or the AAH as an organisation, please see or email Thank you.

Yours truly,

Suzy Freake
on behalf of the Students Members Committee
Association of Art Historians

70 Cowcross Street,
London EC1M 6EJ
t: 020 7490 3211

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Association of Art Historians
Student Dissertation Prizes 2008

Entries are invited from UK undergraduate and postgraduate students of History of Art and Visual Culture, enrolled on either practice-based or theoretical courses, whose work is on some aspect of the history of art in its broadest sense; for example, past successful entries have included studies of trade union imagery, tomb sculpture and media coverage of the Gulf War.

We very much hope you will want to submit work from your students. The winners for the most outstanding undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations will receive:

O A £200 cash prize
O Books to the value of £150 from Thames & Hudson
O Free AAH student membership for one year
O Publication of a 300-word abstract of their winning entry in the AAH Bulletin
O A presentation at the AAH Annual Conference, including free admission to the conference

Dissertations will be assessed on the following qualities:
Originality: the dissertation should demonstrate a mature and original approach to issues and themes of current concern to the discipline in its broadest interpretation.
Research: This should be thorough, broad and combine primary and secondary sources as appropriate.
Method: This should show a clear awareness of appropriate methodological approaches.
Content: The dissertation should be clearly structured, all source material should be soundly evaluated, the argument or line of enquiry should be balanced and the conclusion well grounded.

For full regulations, entry details and nomination forms see:

Deadline: 1 December 2008

Looking forward to hearing from you,
Suzy Freake
Claire Walsh
For the AAH Students Members Committee

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