Below you can find a list of BAAS and Eccles Centre Award winners for 2016. Links are provided to winning publications.

These awards were presented at the BAAS Banquet at the close of the IBAAS conference in April. BAAS would like to congratulate all winners, and thank all those members who entered. The Awards for 2016-17 will be announced over Summer 2016.


Eccles Centre Visiting Fellows

Gaiutra Bahadur Independent Scholar, New Jersey

Dr Heather Clark               Marlboro College, VT

Dr Damien-Claude Bélanger          University of Ottawa, Ontario

Dr Bryce Traister               Western University, Ontario

Dr Malcolm M Craig         University of Edinburgh

Dr John Fagg                      University of Birmingham

Dr Hilary Francis Bristol University

Prof Martin Halliwell        University of Leicester

Dr Emily J Trafford           University of Liverpool

Dr James West                  University of Manchester

Dr Eriko Ogihara-Schuck                Dortmund University, Germany

Prof Christa Holm Vogelius           University of Copenhagen, Denmark



Eccles Centre Postgraduate Awards


Rachael Alexander           University of Strathclyde

Nicole Cassie                     University of Glasgow

Elizabeth Davidson           Northumbria University

Rosalind Fursland             University of Birmingham

Rosie Knight                       University of Reading

Ruth Lawlor                       University of Cambridge

Hannah-Rose Murray      University of Nottingham

Verena Birgit Holztrattner             University of Salzburg, Austria

Jana Marešová                  Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

Johanna Franziska Seibert             Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany


BAAS Founders’ Research Travel Awards


Dr Say Burgin      University of Leeds

Dr Henry Knight-Lozano                 Northumbria University


BAAS Postgraduate Travel Awards

Jonathan Singerton          University of Edinburgh

Jonathan Peter Bartho    Institute of the Americas, University College London

Edward Mair                      University of Hull

Tom Fallows                      University of Exeter

Samuel J Cooper               University of Nottingham

Sabina Peck                        University of Leeds

Alys Beverton                    University College London

Lauren Mottle                   University of Leeds


Ambassador’s Awards

School Essay Prize

Georgina Connah             St Helen’s School, Northwood

Donald Trump: the Apotheosis of Populism and Paranoia in US Politics?


Undergraduate Essay Prize

Nathaniel Sikand-Youngs               University of East Anglia

‘Another Spirit, Other Thoughts, Another Colouring’: Performances of Race in Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9 “From the New World”


Postgraduate Essay Prize

Joe Ryan-Hume                 University of Glasgow

Shattering the Glass Ceiling: Liberalism and the Mobilisation of Women in Reagan’s America


BAAS Postgraduate Essay Prize

David Rennie      University of Aberdeen

In the Fields of Democracy: the Midwest in World War One


Honourable Mentions

Mark Eastwood                University of Nottingham

“Straight Out of a John Le Carre Novel” – Edward Snowden and the Spectacle of Revelation


James Nixon       University of Glasgow

“You Think I’m Joking”: The Weaponized Comedy of President Obama’s Stand-up Comedy Addresses at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner


Adam Matthew Digital Essay Prize

Dr Patrick J Doyle             Royal Holloway, University of London

Replacement Rebels: Confederate Substitution and the Issue of Citizenship


BAAS Honorary Fellowship

Professor Ian F A Bell       Keele University


Graduate Teaching Assistantship at the University of Mississippi

Holly Robinson                  University of Exeter


Monticello Teacher’s Fellowship

Adam Burns        Queen Elizabeth’s Hospital School, Bristol


BAAS Book Prize

Dr Stephanie Lewthwaite              University of Nottingham

A Contested Art: Modernism and Mestizaje in New Mexico


Arthur Miller Centre First Book Prize

Dr Nick Witham                UCL Institute of the Americas

The Cultural Left and the Reagan Era: US Protest and the Central American Revolutions


Arthur Miller Centre Best Essay Prize

Dr John Fagg       University of Birmingham

Chamber Pots and Gibson Girls: Clutter and Matter in John Sloan’s Graphic Art’, published in American Art, 29:3 (2015) – Open Access.