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Awards & Prizes

     
UG Aristotle Prize | EFPA

First Year Undergraduate Beaumanoir-Hart History Prize for Best Overall Performance (£100)

The First Year UG Beaumanoir-Hart History Prize for Best Overall Performance was set up by a bequest from Dorothy Iris Beaumanoir-Hart. The prize is for first-year single honours and joint undergraduate students in the History Department in recognition of outstanding academic achievement.

UG Aristotle Prize | EFPA Second Year History Prize for Best Overall Performance (by a History single or joint-honours student) (£150)
The Second Year Prize for Best Overall Performance is for single and joint honours students. The prize is for second-year undergraduate students in the History Department in recognition of outstanding academic achievement.
UG Aristotle Prize | EFPA Second Year Prize for Best Performance in the Research Project (£150)
The Second Year Prize for Best Performance in the Research Project is for single and joint honours students. The prize is for second-year undergraduate students in the History Department in recognition of outstanding research and academic achievement.
UG Aristotle Prize | EFPA Year Abroad Reflective Assignment Prize (£100)
The Year Abroad Reflective Assignment Prize for Best Performance in the Reflective Assignment is for single and joint honours students who have spent a year abroad. The prize is for third-year undergraduate students in the History Department in recognition of outstanding achievement during their year abroad.
UG Iain Smith Final Year Iain Smith History Single-Honours Prize for Best Overall Performance (£150)
Emeritus Reader Iain Smith
was a member of academic staff in the Warwick University History Department, retiring in 2004. Dr Smith specialised in South African history and British imperial history during the 19th and 20th centuries, taught the undergraduate modules 'HI347 South Africa 1885-1910' and 'HI361 The Contraction of Britain 1883-1997', was the Department Senior Tutor for several years, was a Member of Council and of the Publications Committee of The Historical Association (1980-1995), and was Editor of the New Appreciations in History series.
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Felix Dennis

Final Year Felix Dennis Dissertation Prize (£100)

In 1999 the publisher, poet and enterpreneur Felix Dennis generously sponsored a prize for the best final-year undergraduate dissertation at the Warwick University History Department from 1999 to 2013, and the prize continues to be named in recognition of his generosity.

In 1991 Felix Dennis was awarded the Marcus Morris Award, in 2002 was made Fellow of the National Library for the Blind in recognition of his continued support for that charity, in 2004 was made Fellow of the Wordsworth Trust, in 2008 was awarded the Mark Boxer Lifetime Achievement Award from British Society of Magazines, in 2009 was awarded the Belsky Award by Society of Editors & Portrait Sculptors, in 2010 was made Honorary Consul to his adopted country, St. Vincent and The Grenadines, and in 2013 received a 'Lifetime Achievement Award' at the British Media Awards.

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The Maxine Berg Prize for best dissertation in the field of global history

Professor Maxine Berg FBA taught at the University of Warwick from 1978, and has been Professor of History at Warwick since 1998. She retired in 2022. She has published many influential books, including The Machinery Question (1981), The Age of Manufactures (1985) and A Woman in History: Eileen Power 1889-1940. She has also edited books on consumption and luxury, on global history and on goods from the East. She trained many PhD students, and loved teaching undergraduates and MA students. She was instrumental in setting up our second-year global history modules: Caravans and Traders, and Galleons and Galleys. In 2007, she founded the Warwick Global History and Culture Centre, and served as its first director. It was the first Global History centre in the UK, and enjoys a world-wide reputation. Her work has inspired many students and colleagues to consider global approaches in their research.

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Final Year Roger Magraw History Joint-Honours Prize for Best Overall Performance (£150)

Emeritus Reader Roger MagrawLink opens in a new window was a member of academic staff in the Warwick University History Department from 1967 to 2006, and continued to teach part-time in the Department after retirement from 2006 to 2013. Dr Magraw specialised in nineteenth century French social history, taught the first-year and second-year undergraduate module 'HI104 French Social History 1800-1914' and the MA module 'HI913 Workers and Society in France 1830-1939', was the departmental coordinator of the French and History joint degree until 2006, and was the Deputy Review Editor of French History from 1997 to 2001.

PGT Sir John H. Elliott

Sir John H. Elliott Prize for Best Overall Performance in PGT

Sir John H. Elliott (1930-2022) was an eminent historian and former Honorary Professor of History at Warwick University. Sir John was an eminent Hispanist and was awarded the Prince of Asturias Award in 1996 for his contributions to the Social Sciences. For his outstanding contributions to the history of Spain and the Spanish Empire in the early modern period, Sir John was awarded the Balzan Prize for History, 1500-1800, in 1999. His studies of the Iberian Peninsula and the Spanish Empire helped the understanding of the problems confronting 16th and 17th century Spain, and the attempts of its leaders to avert its decline. He is considered to have been a major figure in developing Spanish historiography.

PGT Aristotle Prize | EFPA PGT Dissertation Prize
The PGT Dissertation Prize for Best Overall Performance in a dissertation The prize is for postgraduate taught students in the History Department in recognition of outstanding academic achievement