British Naval Alan Villiers Memorial Lecture Essay Competition

The Editors of British Naval History are pleased to announce the 2014 Alan Villiers Memorial Lecture Essay Competition, with the support of the Society for Nautical Research, the Naval Review, and the Britannia Naval Research Association. The AVML Essay Competition is designed with four goals:

1) To encourage the study of maritime and naval history at the Postgraduate level.

2) To provide an opportunity for Postgraduate students to publish a mid-length academic research paper.

3) To provide an opportunity for Postgraduate students to become known to, and involved with, several non-University naval and maritime history research associations.

4) To provide an opportunity for graduate students to communicate, and receive feedback on, the current form of their argument or analysis.

All entries to the AVML Essay Contest will be published on British Naval History beginning in May 2014. The essays will be adjudicated by a committee composed of representatives from the sponsoring organisations. The entries will be evaluated on the research, analysis and the expression of the argument. A short list will be released on 3o June 2014 and the successful entrant and essay announced on 7 July 2014. The primary award is the opportunity to present the Postgraduate lecture at the 2014 Alan Villiers Memorial Lecture, 1 October 2014 at St Edmund Hall, Oxford. The successful entrant will also be awarded a bursary. Professor NAM Rodger of All Souls, Oxford will be provide the keynote lecture ‘The German Submarine War, 1914-1918′.

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