Douglas Johnson Memorial Essay Prize

The Douglas Johnson Memorial Essay Prize was established in memory of the late Douglas Johnson, the first Honorary President of the Association. which explores any theme/s relevant to the Association’s remit (French history, politics, culture, society, literature, thought, film since 1789, as well as the relations between France and other countries, including those in the French-speaking world). The work may be written in either French or English and should be over five thousand words, but not exceed ten thousand words.

Application Details

Contacts

Dr Abigail Taylor

Applicant Requirements

The prize, to the value of £250, is awarded for an undergraduate essay or dissertation which may treat a theme relevant to the Association’s concerns, in aspects of Modern French history, politics, society and culture, as well as the relationships between France and other countries, including those in the French-speaking world. The work may be written in either French or English, should be over five thousand words, but not exceed ten thousand words. Essays or dissertations must be accompanied together with a current email address provided by the student and a supporting statement from a member of the Association at a UK or other university. Submissions should be made electronically by 15 July of the year in question to the Hon. Secretary of the Association Dr Abigail Taylor.

Deadlines

Previous Winners

2017
Prize-winner 2017: Fraser McRobert, University of Glasgow, ‘The Former Concentration Camp of Natzweiler-Struth of as a Place of Memory’.

2015
Prize-winner 2015: Liam Jones, University of Portsmouth, ‘Mitterrand, Kohl and the quest for EMU: an awkward inheritance or a visionary endeavour? An analysis of the motives behind increased Franco-German economic integration in Europe from 1982-1995 and its consequences’.

2014
Prize-winner 2014: Sally Jensen, University of Southampton ‘Fighting in France: the struggles of identity adaptation and liminality for Chinese students in Paris’.

2013
Prize-winner 2013: Christopher Leffler, University of Sheffield.

2011
The 2011 Douglas Johnson Prize was awarded to Philippe Le Goff, University of Warwick, for his essay ‘May 1968: socio-economic modernism and the new spirit of capitalism’.

Terms and Conditions

Essays must explore one or more themes relevant to the Association’s remit (French history, politics, culture, society, literature, thought, film since 1789, as well as the relations between France and other countries, including those in the French-speaking world). The work may be written in either French or English and should be over five thousand words, but not exceed ten thousand words.
Essays or dissertations must be accompanied together with a current email address provided by the student and a supporting statement from a member of the Association at a UK or other university. Submissions should be made electronically by 15 July of the year in question using the Application Form available on the ASMCF website.
A three-person sub-committee of the Executive will be invited to serve by the Secretary to consider the submissions and determine the award of the prize. Prize-winners shall be notified directly and their names announced on the website and at the Association’s AGM.

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