Hakluyt Society Essay Prize 2016 and Conference

The Hakluyt Society announces the 2015-2016 round of its essay prize competitions for students and early career researchers in History and related disciplines. Submissions are invited of between 6,000 and 8,000 words on any aspect of the history of travel, exploration, and cultural encounter, in the tradition of the work of the Hakluyt Society. For more information about the essay prize and about last year’s competition, please visit the Hakluyt Society blog and the PDF.

The Essay Prize consists of up to £750, one-year membership of the Society, and the opportunity to publish the prize essay in the online Journal of the Hakluyt Society. Please find details about the competition attached. The submission deadline is 1 November 2015.

In addition, the Hakluyt Society also warmly invites postgraduate students to attend the Hakluyt Society Conference ‘Maritime Trade, Travel, and Cultural Encounter in the 18th and 19th Centuries’, held at the Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation (WISE) in Hull, on 13-14 November 2015. For more information about the conference and to register, please visit the website.

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