Dissertation Prize

The Center for Digital Humanities is pleased to announce that we are accepting nominations for the Digital Humanities Dissertation Prize, which recognizes exceptional doctoral work with a digital humanities component by recipients of Princeton PhDs. Applicants may self-nominate, as long as they secure a letter of recommendation from a Princeton faculty member.

Nominees for the this year's Prize must have defended their dissertation (FPO) between January 1, 2023 and December 31, 2023. The deadline for nominations is June 1, 2024 (11:59 pm). The prize carries an award of $2,000.

For consideration, please submit the following materials to cdh-info@princeton.edu :

  1. Dissertation abstract
  2. Completed dissertation
  3. Letter of recommendation from a faculty member (typically a dissertation adviser), which can arrive after the deadline and need not be specific to the CDH Dissertation Prize

Please send the first two items as PDF attachments. Letters of recommendation should be sent separately to the same address (cdh-info@princeton.edu) and may be attached as PDFs or written in the text of an email. Please use the subject line “Submission for CDH Dissertation Prize.”

Please email cdh-info@princeton.edu with any questions.

Previous Winners

2022: Lucas McMahon (History), Information Transmission and the Byzantine State: Geography, Logistics, and Geopolitics, 600-1200. (Read the announcement, and learn more about Lucas's CDH Data Fellowship project, Mapping Medieval Metadata)

2021: Lizabel Mónica (Spanish and Portuguese), Literatura por otros medios: tecnología digital y campo literario en la Cuba contemporánea; and Kristen Starkowski (English), Doorstep Moments: Close Encounters with Minor Characters in the Victorian Novel. (Read stories about Lizabel and Kristen)

2019: Sean Fraga (History), Ocean Fever: Water, Trade, and the Shaping of the Terraqueous Pacific Northwest. (Read an interview with Sean)

2018: Philip Gleissner (Slavic), Through Thick and Thin: The Social Life of Journals Under Late Socialism. (Read about Philip's dissertation)