Prize for the best PhD dissertation

In 2012 the Classical Association of Canada created a new prize for the best PhD dissertation by a member of the CAC/SCEC in Classics, Ancient History, Classical Archaeology, or Ancient Philosophy accepted for a doctoral degree at a Canadian university. The value of the prize is $500.

The prize is awarded biennially at the Annual Meeting of the Association. The first award was made in May 2013 for the best dissertation accepted during the period 1 July 2010 to 30 June 2012.

The next competition will be announced on this page and in the Canadian Classical Bulletin.

Each nomination must include the following:

  • an electronic copy of the dissertation in PDF format;
  • a letter from the university’s Faculty of Graduate Studies attesting that the dissertation was accepted for the doctoral degree during the period under consideration;
  • a letter of nomination from the Department Head, Chair, or Graduate Programme Director, explaining the specific merits and originality of the dissertation. Where a department submits more than one dissertation, the Department Head, Chair, or Graduate Programme Director should forward a separate memorandum addressing the relative merits of the various submissions.

The adjudication committee consists of five members: the immediate Past President (as Chair of the committee), one other member of Council (co-opted by the Past President), and three members-at-large of the Association nominated by the Nominating Committee for election by the membership in the year that nominations are due.