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Matilda Duncker wins RAI Dissertation Award

16 March 2012

Matilda Duncker being awarded the RAI Masters Dissertation Award

Congratulations to the Institute's Matilda Duncker who recently won the Royal Archaeological Institute's Masters Dissertation Prize.

Matilda won the award for her dissertation on 'Egyptianizing Funerary Architecture in Victorian London: The Consumption of Bereavement', supervised by Jeremy Tanner and submitted for her MA in Comparative Art and Archaeology.

Matilda was presented with her prize at a special ceremony at the Society of Antiquaries of London on 14 March on the occasion of a lecture by Wil Roebroeks (Leiden University).

The Royal Archaeological Institute (RAI) awards a dissertation prize each year for either an undergraduate or master's dissertation, on a rotating basis. The award goes to the best dissertation on a subject concerning the archaeology or architectural history of Britain, Ireland and adjacent areas of Europe.

Matilda is now continuing her research at the Institute on Egyptianizing funerary architecture in Victorian Britain, supervised by Jeremy Tanner and David Wengrow.

Image courtesy of Sharon Gerber-Parfitt. L-R: Dr Jeremy Tanner (UCL), Matilda Duncker (UCL), Prof David Breeze (President, RAI), Prof Wil Roebroeks (Leiden University)