The Heritage Partnerships Team is delighted to announce that Mimi Goodall, a DPhil researcher in History and a loyal attendee of the Heritage Pathway, has been awarded the Pollard Prize for 2019 by the Royal Historical Society. This prize is awarded for the best paper presented at an Institute of Historical Research seminar by a postgraduate student or by a researcher within one year of completing the PhD. Mimi Goodall’s project investigates how people bought and ate sugar across the early modern Atlantic world. A citation by the judges published on the blog of the Royal Historical Society reads:
This is a beautifully written paper making clear, convincing and important points about sugar availability much earlier and to a wider socio-economic group than previously thought in N. America. It is based on fascinating research, is innovative and robustly argued, and based on a sound methodology using quantitative and qualitative methods and sources. It is a lively, ambitious and well researched analysis of the sugar trade and sugar consumption in the British Atlantic world.
Follow the link to find out more about Mimi’s project Sugar in the Early Atlantic World 1650-1750.
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