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2015 HRC PhD Poster Competition Results

Posted on 21 April 2015

Poster exhibition celebrates York arts and humanities postgraduate research

The HRC is pleased to announce the results of its 2015 PhD poster competition.

The competition 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 Judith Buchanan, Dr Jo Applin and Dr Natalie Fullwood. There was a fantastic range of entries with posters from all 8 of York’s arts and humanities departments. The standard of entries was high and the judges had a difficult but pleasurable task in choosing winners.

In making their decisions, the judges looked for posters which found creative ways to communicate projects visually to a non-specialist audience.

The entries were displayed in the Humanities Research Centre at an exhibition event which celebrated the work being carried out by our postgraduate community.

The results of the 2015 competition are:

First Prize

  • Marie Allitt (English) Making Sense of the Spaces of Pain

Second Prize

  • Fiona Keenan (TFTV) New Theatrical Strategies for Sonic Interaction Design

Joint Third Prize

  • Elizabeth Spencer (History) Women’s Clothing in Eighteenth-Century England
  • Maxine Gee (TFTV) Posthuman Noir in Japanese Anime & Anglo-American Film

Highly Commended

  • Tara Jane Copplestone (Archaeology) Playing with the past
  • Emily Bowles (English) Charles Dickens and the Characteristically ‘Dickensian’

Congratulations to all our poster authors!

The winning entries can be seen online at