Dissertation Prizes

Dissertations on Industrial Archaeology topics

These awards are made for dissertations submitted for any undergraduate or postgraduate degree or diploma from British or Irish Universities in the previous academic year i.e. dissertations submitted in the autumn of any year are eligible for the prize in the following year. Industrial archaeology is widely defined as dealing with any topic related to the workplace, housing, transport or leisure activities of the working population in the period from c.1700.

Nominations should be made by staff of University and College departments, not by students themselves. There will be two cash prizes of £250 each, one for undergraduates and one for postgraduates, plus free membership of the AIA for one year.

Download Dissertation Awards criteria and form

Note that dissertations containing a large element of fieldwork can also be submitted for the AIA Archaeological Report Award

Staff and students should also note the Peter Neaverson Travel Bursary which funds travel to places of interest for students and can be used as part of the preparation for a dissertation or fieldwork project.

Any queries should be addressed to the Dissertation Awards Co-ordinator, Emeritus Professor Marilyn Palmer, University of Leicester
email: marilynpalmer@virginmedia.com

Entry forms are also available from and should be returned to:
AIA Liaison Office, The Ironbridge Institute, Ironbridge Gorge Museum, Coalbrookdale, Telford TF8 7DX, UK
email: secretary@industrial-archaeology.org