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PhD poster competition results

Posted on 4 April 2011

A high standard of entries to this year's HRC PhD poster competition gave the judges a challenging task

The HRC is pleased to announce the results of its second PhD poster competition.  The competition is held annually and gives PhD students in the arts and humanities at York the opportunity to test their skills in communicating research beyond their own discipline.

This year's competition was judged by Professor Jane Moody, Professor Bill Sherman, Professor Julian Richards and Jenn Chubb. The standard of entries was absolutely fantastic and the judges had a lot of fun (and quite a bit of difficulty) reaching their conclusions.

In making their decisions, they looked for an exciting research project which gave the viewer a compelling sense of  intellectual focus and a sense of discovery, combined with visual ingenuity and appeal.

The results of the 2011 competition are:

  • Joint First Prize
    • Sarah Shaw (English) Quaker Women’s Textual Networks
    • Richard Rhodes(Linguistics) Guilty/ Forensic  Evidence
  • Joint Second  Prize 
    • Stefanie Anja Wickmann (Music/Linguistics) Absolute and Relative Pitch 
    • Suzanne Lilley (Archaeology) Working-Class Homes

  • Third Prize
    • Susan Major (History) Early Railways

  • Highly commended
      • Lucy Pell-Walpole (English) Victorian Performance of Mind
      • Sarah Pett (English) Narrative Wreckage
      • The winning entries can be seen online at