Hakluyt Society Essay Prize

Hakluyt Society Essay Prize

Deadline: 1 November 2014 

From 2015, the Hakluyt Society will award an annual essay prize (or more than one, if the judges so decide) of up to a total of £750. Winners will be invited to publish their essays in the online Journal of the Hakluyt Society (www.hakluyt.com) if they wish to do so. The prize or prizes for 2015 will be presented at the Hakluyt Society’s Annual General Meeting in London in June 2015, where winners will be invited to attend as the Society’s guests; travel expenses within the UK will be reimbursed. Winners will also receive a one-year membership of the Hakluyt Society.

Eligibility criteria

The competition is open to postdoctoral scholars of not more than two years’ standing on 31 December 2014, and to undergraduate and graduate students registered as such on that date. Only one entry may be submitted per entrant per year.

Scope and subject matter

Essays submitted, which should be based on original research in any discipline in the humanities or social sciences, may be on any aspect of the history of travel, exploration and cultural encounter or their effects, in the tradition of the work of the Hakluyt Society. For a conspectus of the Society’s history, aims and publications, visit www.hakluyt.com.

For full submission instructions, please the Hakluyt Website.


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