Madeline Boden Wins 2018 HRC Doctoral Fellowship Competition

Posted on 28 June 2018

Huge congratulations to PhD student Madeline Boden who came top in this year's HRC Doctoral Fellowship Competition!

HRC Doctoral Fellows 2018

Candidates are asked to communicate the high quality research underpinning their thesis, clearly and engagingly to a non-specialist audience in front of a judging panel which this year comprised Professor Sir Ron Cooke, former Vice Chancellor of the University of York and Chair of the Heritage Lottery Fund's Yorkshire and Humber Committee, Mary Haworth, Director of Philanthropic Partnerships and Alumni, Dr Keith Allen, Deputy Director of the HRC and Kate Giles, Acting Associate Dean and Acting Director, Humanities Research Centre. 

All entrants were praised for the impressive breadth and depth of research presented as well as their ability to engage and inspire the audience, communicating not just the research questions and methods of their work, but also reflecting meaningfully on its wider value to the academy and society.

Maddie's thesis 'A Relief from Classicism': Frederic Leighton in the Middle East, 1858-1896 is being supervised by Professor Jason Edwards. She  has done extraordinarily well to win the competition in such a strong field.

The top three candidates (by rank) were:

Madeline Boden (History of Art)

Jamie Cawthra (Philosophy)

Meghan Dennis (Archaeology)

and the following candidates (in alphabetical order) were also all awarded the title of HRC Doctoral Fellow:

Antony Pak-Hang Huen (English)

Hannah Jeans (History)

Richard Kearns (TFTV)

Liam Maloney (Music)

Rebecca Searby (CMS)

James Tompkinson (Language & Linguistic Science)

Congratulations to all of our new HRC Doctoral Fellows! Read more about the competition and the individual projects.

(Madeline is pictured 3rd from left)