Dissertation prizes

The Institute awards a dissertation prize each year for either an undergraduate (the Tony Baggs Undergraduate Dissertation Award) or Master's dissertation on an alternating basis. The prize goes to the best dissertation on a subject concerning the archaeology or architectural history of Britain, Ireland and adjacent areas of Europe. The chief criteria considered are (a) quality of work and (b) appropriateness to the interests of the Institute as reflected in the Archaeological Journal. The winner receives £500, one year's membership subscription and the opportunity for a paper based on their dissertation to be published in the Archaeological Journal.

Tony Baggs Undergraduate Dissertation Prize

The Tony Baggs Undergraduate Dissertation Prize, covering years 2021 and 2022, has been awarded to Maria Cunningham from University College London, Institute of Archaeology for her dissertation, ‘More Than Concrete: Investigating the preservation of WWII coastal defences on the south-east coast of England’.