Finn Halligan awarded BCMH Dissertation Prize
The British Commission for Maritime History (BCMH) awards a small number of prizes each year for undergraduate dissertations in the broad field of maritime history. The Commission’s aims are to encourage students to pursue maritime questions in their final year research, and to reward the best of that work. Subjects eligible for consideration reflect the Commission’s view of maritime history as a wide-ranging discipline. It includes topics such as shipping, seafaring, ports, seapower, maritime labour, coastal communities, trade, exploration, shipbuilding, navigation, and fishing, and embraces a wide range of political, economic, social, technological and cultural approaches.
Finn Halligan, undergraduate final-year History student in 2016/17, has been awarded one of the prizes for his dissertation "‘[N]othing can be more uninteresting’: The Social and Cultural Contexts of Navigational Instruments and their Development between c.1600 and c.1800", arising from his Special Subject module "Treasure Fleets of the Eastern Oceans: China, India and the West 1601-1833".