Lucas McMahon Wins CDH Dissertation Prize

We are pleased to announce that Lucas McMahon *22 (History), a former CDH Dataset Curation Grant recipient, has been awarded the 2022 CDH Dissertation Prize. The prize recognizes exceptional doctoral work with a digital humanities component by recipients of Princeton PhDs.

In his project, Information Transmission and the Byzantine State: Geography, Logistics, and Geopolitics, 600–1200, McMahon makes good use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) methods. Digital Humanities Strategist Grant Wythoff, a member of the prize committee, wrote that one reviewer praised how McMahon, “integrated GIS methods into [the] argument” of the dissertation, “rather than simply producing a spatial visualization of things we already know.”

McMahon’s dissertation was advised by John Haldon, Shelby Cullom Davis ’30 Professor of European History, Emeritus and Professor of History and Hellenic Studies, Emeritus.

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