Gemma Tidman wins BSECS President's Prize 2016
Gemma Tidman, a doctoral student at Wolfson working on the French eighteenth-century, has won the prestigious President’s Prize for 2016, which is awarded to the best postgraduate paper at the Annual Conference of the Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, as nominated by the session chairs and adjudicated by a special panel, which assesses for evidence of originality, rigour and presentational skills. This conference is Europe’s largest and most prestigious annual conference dealing with all aspects of the history, culture and literature of the long Eighteenth Century. The theme of the 2016 conference was Growth, Expansion, Contraction, and Gemma’s prize-winning paper was on “The Rise of émulation and its relation to literary practices in mid-eighteenth-century France.” This award follows the earlier recognition by BSECS in 2015 of the multi-media edition of Diderot’s Rameau’s Nephew, translated by Kate Tunstall and Caroline Warman, which won the Society’s 2015 Prize for digital publication.
The Faculty extends warm congratulations to Gemma Tidman.