The Rees Davies Graduate Prize was established by the Royal Historical Society in memory of its former President and distinguished medieval scholar, Professor Sir Rees Davies (1938-2005). The Prize has been reconfigured from 2013 as a prize for the best Master’s thesis.
The Rees Davies Prize will be awarded to the best dissertation submitted as part of a one-year full-time (or two-year part-time) postgraduate Master’s degree in any United Kingdom institution of Higher Education. The prize will be a cash prize of £250. The winner will also be invited to submit an article based on material from the dissertation to be considered for publication in the Transactions.
Nominations, made through UK History departments, are limited to one per institution, and History departments are asked to nominate only dissertations that they regard as being of outstanding quality. These may have been submitted for another department’s degree but will be clearly historical in subject. Dissertations will have been submitted for examination in 2020. An electronic copy of the dissertation will need to be uploaded to the entry form.
The closing date for entries is 31 January 2021.
The Prize will be announced at the Society’s Annual Reception in July 2021.