Posted on 6 September 2023
The prize is awarded annually and is hosted by the German Academic Scholarship Foundation (which, together with WRoCAH - AHRC, co-funded Annabell's PhD).
The jury voted unanimously for Annabell's thesis, commenting that, “this thesis develops an excellent argument around the complex human-environment interactions at the end of the last Ice Age”.
The selection of the winning thesis was based on academic merit and innovative ideas. The award was accompanied by a €5,000 cash prize, and a video portrait, showcasing Annabell's research.
Annabell's thesis (completed at York in 2021, supervised by Prof Nicky Milner) was entitled, “'Lost in Transition' - Tracing human responses to climatic and environmental change in the Pleistocene-Holocene transition in north-western Europe”.