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Conington Prizes 2012-14

Conington Prizes are offered for a dissertation on a subject chosen by the writer and approved as appropriate by the Board of the Faculty of Philosophy or the Board of the Faculty of Classics.  The value of the Prizes will be about £1,000.

Since the Conington Prize has not been advertised for the last two years, this year unusually submissions are invited for THREE Prizes.  These are the 2014 Ancient Philosophy and Ideas Prize, and in addition the Ancient History, Religion, Art, and Archaeology Prize that would have been awarded in 2013, and the Classical Literature, Textual Criticism, and Philology Prize that would have been awarded in 2012. 

Important.  The 2014 competition will be run in the normal way.  The 2013 and 2012 will be run as if it were actually 2013 or 2012.  Thus, ONLY those who would have been eligible to apply for the Ancient History, Religion, Art, and Archaeology Prize, had it been advertised in 2013, will be eligible to apply for that prize now; and ONLY those who would have been eligible to apply for the Classical Literature, Textual Criticism, and Philology Prize, had it been advertised in 2012, will be able to apply for that Prize now.  I.e. anyone of post-doctoral status who would have been in a position to submit their successful AH thesis for the Prize before 1 July 2013 could do so now for that Prize, and similarly for the 2012 Literature Prize.  For the full rules of eligibility, see the next paragraph.  Any questions about these regulations should be addressed to angus.bowie@queens.ox.ac.uk .

Eligibility: general rules.  The Prizes are open to graduates of the University and to current members of the University.  All applicants must, on the day appointed for sending in the dissertations (for the purpose of all three prizes this is 1 July of the relevant year), (i) be qualified by examination for a degree of the University; (ii) have completed six years, and have not exceeded fifteen years, from their matriculation (except that graduates whose first degrees are from other universities shall have completed two years, and not exceeded eleven years, from their matriculation); and (iii) be of postdoctoral status, or equivalent.

Applications for permission to submit a dissertation for the 2014 Ancient Philosophy and Ideas Prize should be sent to the Secretary to the Philosophy Faculty Board, Faculty of Philosophy, Radcliffe Humanities, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6GG .  Applications may be submitted by email to tom.moore@philosophy.ox.ac.uk .

Applications for permission to submit a dissertation for the 2013 Ancient History, Religion, Art, and Archaeology Prize and the 2012 Classical Literature, Textual Criticism, and Philology Prize should be sent to the Head of Administration and Finance of the Classics Faculty Board, Ioannou Centre, 66 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LU.  Applications may be submitted by email to peter.meredith@classics.ox.ac.uk .

All applications for the three prizes should be submitted no later than 1 April 2014.

Three typed copies of the dissertation must reach the Secretary to the Philosophy Faculty Board or the Head of Administration and Finance of the Classics Board, as appropriate, on or before 1 July 2014.   The dissertation may be written either in English or in Latin, at the choice of the writer.

The Prize may not be awarded twice to the same person.  Any previously unsuccessful competitor may resubmit his or her dissertation, or an amended version of it, on not more than two occasions.

The examiners may determine not to award the Prize in any year if no dissertation of sufficient merit is submitted.

The Prize is offered normally annually in three fields in rotation. The cycle will continue as follows: 2015 Classical Literature, Textual Criticism, and Philology; 2016 Ancient History, Religion, Art, and Archaeology; 2017 Ancient Philosophy and Ideas.

 

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