Frank Broeze Prize

For the Outstanding Doctoral Thesis in Maritime History

International Maritime Economic History Association

Professor Frank Broeze was one of the leading maritime historians of his generation. In his honour, the International Maritime Economic History Association has instituted the Frank Broeze Prize to be awarded to the author of a doctoral thesis which, in the opinion of the panel, makes the most outstanding contribution to the study of maritime history. As befitting Frank’s visionary approach to the field, maritime history encompasses all aspects of the historical interaction of human societies and the sea. The panel of judges will therefore consider works that focus on the maritime dimensions of economic, social, cultural, political, technological and environmental history.

The Frank Broeze Prize carries with it a cash award of 500 Euros and free registration at the Sixth International Congress of Maritime History in Ghent, Belgium, 2-6 July 2012. For this prestigious award, those who have been awarded a doctorate between 1 September 2007 and 31 August 2011 are invited to submit a copy of their thesis for consideration. If the thesis is written in a language other than English, the entrants should provide a summary of their work (minimum 10,000 words) in English.

The judges will apply the following criteria in their evaluation to nominate the winner of this prize:

Eligible candidates should submit their entries, including a letter of support from their supervisor, via e-mail attachment to each of the panel members no later than 1 September 2011. The winner will be notified in early 2012 and the prize will be awarded at the Congress in Ghent.

For this competition, there will be a panel of six judges:

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