John Hurst Memorial Prize for Students

This is the legacy of John Hurst (1927-2003), who did so much to promote the field of medieval archaeology and, in particular, the study of medieval settlement.

This year’s John Hurst Memorial Prize will comprise a competition for up to four students (postgraduate or advanced level) to present a fifteen-minute paper on any theme related to medieval landscape and settlement in the British Isles or Europe during our morning session at the MSRG Winter Seminar, in December each year.  Students enrolled in landscape archaeology, history, geography and other cognate subject areas, whose research encompasses the study of medieval rural landscapes and settlements are warmly encouraged to apply. The best paper will win £200, with the winner invited to submit a short article based on their paper for potential inclusion in Medieval Settlement Research journal.

Applicants should complete the application form to include a referenced abstract of up to 500 words, and also read and sign the regulations form . Both forms should be returned by email to Dr Susan Kilby, Hon. Secretary at The closing date for entries is 30th June each year. Please use MSRG John Hurst Memorial Prize in the title of your email submission.

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