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Dear All,

The deadline for the AEA's John Evans dissertation prize is 31 July 2016. This is just a reminder to say that the prize is open to undergraduate or masters student dissertations from anywhere in the world (details below).

I look forward to receiving your submissions.

Best wishes,




John Evans (1941-2005) was an inspirational environmental archaeologist, responsible for advancing the discipline and fostering many of today’s top researchers in the field. His many books continue to make a contribution to practical and theoretical aspects of environmental archaeology. To honour the memory of John and his achievements within environmental archaeology, the Association for Environmental Archaeology (AEA) has an annual competition for the best undergraduate and Masters dissertations in any aspect of environmental archaeology.


2016 competition

A choice of prizes of 75 (please note that international students may be liable for the transfer costs) or 3-year membership subscriptions to the AEA will be awarded to the best undergraduate and Masters dissertation, which may be on any aspect of environmental archaeology worldwide. Abstracts from the winning dissertations will be published in the AEA newsletter (this is a condition of entry that all entrants will be agreeing to on submission of their dissertation). The John Evans Dissertation Prize winners will also be encouraged to submit an abridged version of their dissertation for publication in the Association’s journal, Environmental Archaeology, subject to the usual review process.


We invite each Department of Archaeology (or other relevant department) to submit the dissertation of their best candidate by 31st July 2016. Submissions from individual students are not accepted. English is the preferred technical language of submission although the committee will also accept submissions in other languages, but these must be accompanied by an English summary (max. 2 pages) to conform to the submission rules. Departments wanting to submit in languages other than English should contact the prize administrator (Dr Alex Livarda) to determine whether the submission can be accommodated.


The results will be announced at the AEA autumn meeting in Rome, Italy, September 29–October 1 2016 (http://www.aea2016rome.com/overview.html). Please note that only digital copies (pdf) of dissertations will be accepted, and these should be sent to Dr Alex Livarda, who should also be contacted for further information at:

Alex Livarda

Department of Archaeology

University of Nottingham

University Park

Nottingham, NG7 2RD


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