Postgraduate Dissertation Award

This prize is for postgraduate (MA) dissertations in art history or visual culture.

The Association for Art History Dissertation Prize is awarded each year. There are two awards: one for undergraduate dissertations and one for postgraduate (Master’s-level) dissertations. The 2019 prize is for dissertations written during the 2018-19 academic year. The authors of the winning entry will receive:
• £50 worth of book tokens
• Association for Art History student membership for one year
• Complimentary ticket to the 2020 Annual Conference in Newcastle
• Publication of a 300-word abstract of the winning entry online and in newsletter
• Your prize will be formally awarded at the Annual Conference

We support a broad an inclusive art history, and therefore particularly welcome submissions from Fine Art and Design students, as well as students undertaking degrees in Museums and Gallery Studies or Curating.

You can download the guidelines and entry forms below.

Dissertation Prize 2019  entry form
Dissertation Prize 2019 nomination form
Dissertation Prize 2019 guidelines

Postgraduate submission deadline: 1 December 2019

Dissertation Prizes are assessed and shortlisted by our Doctoral and Early Career Research (DECR) Network Project Board. The shortlisted and winning essays will be announced in February 2020 and presented at the 2020 Annual Conference.