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History PhD Student wins Justin Arbuthnott Award

Roseanna Doughty, a 2nd Year PhD student in History, has won the 2016 Justin Arbuthnott Award. (Published 15 June 2016)

This prize is named after Justin Arbuthnott, who was drowned along with three friends one night in July 1989 when their boat capsized off the coast near County Donegal. The four friends were all Edinburgh students. The award is funded by an endowment established by family and friends to commemorate his life.

‘I am honoured to receive the Justin Arbuthnott Award, which will allow me to undertake essential archive trips as well as supporting myself during my pivotal third year. I am extremely grateful to the Arbuthnott family for providing me with this opportunity to develop my research’

Roseanna Doughty2nd Year History PhD Student

It is especially appropriate that Roseanna, who works on British media responses to the Troubles from the 1970s until the 1990s, is this year’s winner. Her work in particular focuses on the effects of IRA violence on the Irish community living in England during this period of tension in British-Irish relations. The Arbuthnott award is designed to promote the better understanding of Ireland and various complex relationships which link Ireland and the UK.