Rees Davies Prize

The Rees Davies Prize for an outstanding Master’s thesis commemorates former Royal Historical Society President and distinguished medieval scholar, Professor Sir Rees Davies (1938-2005). It is awarded for the best Master’s dissertation submitted by a UK institution of Higher Education. The winner is awarded a prize of £250 and invited to submit an article based on the dissertation to be considered for publication in Transactions.

How to Enter

  • The Rees Davies Prize is awarded for the best dissertation submitted in 2019 as part of a one-year full-time (or two-year part-time) postgraduate Master’s degree in any UK institution of Higher Education.
  • The potential number of entries to the Prize is large and to reduce numbers to manageable proportions we limit entries to one for every UK Higher Education institution.
  • Departments are invited to nominate the candidate judged by the examiners to have presented the best Master’s dissertation. Please note that an electronic copy of the dissertation will need to be uploaded to the entry form.
  • For further information on how to enter, please refer to the Guidelines.
  • Once you have read the guidelines please complete this Entry Form.

2019 Winner

Robert Fitt (University of Birmingham), ‘Texan textbooks: Cranks, Conservatives and the Contest for America in High School History, 1976-1986’.

Past winners of the Rees Davies Prize

Closing date for entries: 31 January 2020


All enquiries about the Prize should be addressed to the Administrative Secretary, Imogen Evans, at: