Previous winners of the Hakluyt Society Essay Prize

Previous winners of the Hakluyt Society Essay Prize

Previous winners of the Hakluyt Society Essay Prize

2020

Prize winner:
Dr Katie Bank (University of Sheffield) ‘Truth and Travel: The Principal Navigations and “Thule, the Period of Cosmographie”’.

Honourable mention:
Ellen Smith (University of Leicester) ‘Crafting Traditional Families in the British Empire: The Biography of Caroline Cuffley Giberne, 1803-1885

2019

Prize-winner:
James Taylor (City, University of London) ‘Gift-Giving, Reciprocity and the Negotiation of Power in European Encounters with Southeast Asia, c.1500-1824

Honourable mention:
Lior Blum (University of Southampton), ‘Foundations Made of Wood, a Roof Made of Gold: the Influence of the Camwood Trade on the History of English Activity in West Africa in the Seventeenth Century

2018

Joint prize-winners:
Darren Smith (University of Sydney), ‘Ex Typographia Savaraiana: Franco-Ottoman Relations and the First Oriental Printing Press in Paris
and
Witney Robles (Harvard University), ‘“A Different Species of Resistance”: When Corals became Animals and Animals had History

2017

Prize-winner:
Annemarie McLaren (Australian National University), ‘Neither “Middle Ground” nor “Native Ground”: Reading the life of Goggey, an Aboriginal Man on the Fringes of Early Colonial Sydney

Honourable mention:
Cameron B. Strang (University of Nevada),‘Coacoochee’s Borderlands. A Native American Explorer in Nineteenth-Century North America

2016

Prize-winner:
Nailya Shamgunova (University of Cambridge), ‘European Conceptualisations of Southeast Asian Sexual Diversity, c.1590-1640

2015

Prize-winner:
Owain Lawson (Columbia University), ‘Constructing a Green Museum: French Environmental Imaginaries of Syria and Lebanon’.

Honourable mentions:
Amy Bowles (Girton College, Cambridge), ‘Sea Changes: The Manuscript Circulation of Sir Henry Mainwaring’s A Brief Abstract, Exposition and Demonstration of all Parts and Things belonging to a Ship and Practique of Navigation
and
Katherine Parker (University of Pittsburgh), ‘Circling a Paper World: the Global Process of Producing Pacific Travel Accounts in the Long Eighteenth Century