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World History PhD student, Jake Richards, wins 2017 DC Watt Prize

last modified Aug 08, 2017 04:09 PM

Jake Richards, PhD student in World History, has won the DC Watt Prize 2017.

The prize is awarded by the Transatlantic Studies Association for the best paper presented at its annual conference by an early career scholar (including graduate students and those in established posts). Previous recipients include Dr. Bronwen Everill.

 

Jake’s paper arose from his doctoral work on the legal history of ‘liberated Africans’ in the south Atlantic. He is interested in how ‘liberated Africans’ contributed to, and were shaped by, the transition from slavery to freedom in Cape Town (South Africa), Freetown (Sierra Leone), Rio de Janeiro and Salvador (Brazil). Jake was formally a visiting student in the Department of African and African-American Studies at Harvard University when he delivered the paper at the conference.

 

More details on Jake’s work: http://profiles.ahrcdtp.csah.cam.ac.uk/directory/jake-richards

 

More details on the prize:

http://transatlanticstudies.com/d.c.%20watt%20prize

The Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship Internal Competition 2018 is now open. For full information for applicants please see the Research funding webpage

 

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