Undergraduate archaeology student receives prize
Congratulations to Jay McGowan-Gardener, the recipient of the 2023 Lancaster Prize for Digital Humanities. This annual prize, offered by the Centre for Digital Humanities, is awarded for an outstanding undergraduate essay on any topic in a humanities discipline that uses or critiques digital technology.
Jay, who is a final-year undergraduate in archaeology at the University of Nottingham, received the prize for their essay ‘Colonial Interactions Between the British Museum and Papua New Guinea: Spatial Analysis of Artefact Acquisition, Distribution, and Chronology in the 19th and 20th Centuries’.
Jay completed this essay as part of ‘Mapping the Humanities’, a third-year module at Nottingham. This module, which is convened by Dr Anna Bloxam (Assistant Professor in Archaeology), introduces students to geographical information systems (GIS) and provides them with the opportunity to apply GIS in an independent research project based on one of a selection of prepared datasets.
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Posted on Thursday 14th September 2023