Postgraduate Students

Award success for History postgraduate

Fourth year PhD student, Christoph Otte, has won the 2015 Truckell Prize. (Published 21 January 2016)

Christoph, a fourth year PhD in History student, won the £500 prize for his research on the early medieval settlement patterns of the parish of Lochmaben in central Dumfriesshire.

The winning article, titled 'The Place-Names of the Parish of Lochmaben - Reconstructing the Settlement Landscape of Early Medieval Dumfriesshire, c. 600-1000 AD’, will be published in the Transactions of the Dumfriesshire and Galloway Natural History and Antiquarian Society.

Christoph’s research considers place-names and archaeological evidence and explores settlements on the modern map that may date back to the period between AD600-1000. A particular focus was placed on locating the lost medieval settlement, Ouseby.

Christoph plans to use the prize money to support further research plans.

I will probably use the money as a reserve to fund future research trips or the participation in archaeological field schools

Christoph OttePhD in History (year 4)

About the award

The Dumfriesshire and Galloway Natural History and Antiquarian Society established The Truckell Prize, commemorating the late A.E. Truckell and his outstanding contribution to local studies in Dumfries and Galloway.

The prize is awarded annually with a submission deadline of 1 October each year.

More about the Truckell Prize