Scholarships & Awards

Ochs Scholarship

The Ochs Scholarship was established in 1994 from a bequest by Maud Lillian Ochs, and is awarded annually by the British Archaeological Association for research projects which fall within the Association’s fields of interest. These are defined as the study of archaeology, art and architecture from the Roman period until the nineteenth century, principally within Europe. The scholarships are intended to provide post-graduate students striving to write up theses with late stage funding, and help independent researchers complete projects.

Applications are invited from students who are completing theses for post-graduate degrees and who have access to no other sources of funding. It must be demonstrated that the award of an Ochs scholarship will enable a thesis to be completed satisfactorily within the period of the Scholarship. Applications where a substantial amount of fieldwork remains to be done are unlikely to succeed. A Scholarship is awarded for one year only and is not renewable.

Applications are also invited from scholars unattached to universities, for research projects conducted either privately or under the umbrella of a larger organisation, such as a local history or archaeology society. Applications for publishing costs, or for the writing up and publication of existing research fully funded by another body, may also be considered, though applications of this kind should demonstrate that no other body could reasonably be expected to finance writing up. Research and Publication projects must be capable of completion within the period of the Scholarship.

Winners of the Ochs Scholarship

Year Winner Title Research
2014 Michaela Zöschg Rich Queens, Poor Clares: Space, Image and Audience in Royal Clarrisan Foundations in Late Medieval Europe Ph.D
2014 Audrey Thorstad The Role of Castles and Martial-Style Architecture in Early Tudor England, 1485-1547 Ph.D
2013 Philippa Turner Devotional Images in the cathedrals of York and Durham c.1350-c.1540 Ph.D
2013 Amanda Dotseth San Quirce de Burgos: Piety and Patrimony Ph.D
2013 Gabriel Byng Parish Church Building and the Later Medieval Economy Ph.D
2012 Jana Gajdošová A Podium for Ceremony: The Role of the Charles Bridge in Medieval Prague Ph.D
2012 Helen Lunnon Studies in Medieval English Church Porches Ph.D
2011 James Snyder A Study of the Mortars from the C4 Wall Constantinople Ph.D
2011 Nivien Speith Skeletal Evidence of Social Persona in C5-C7 Germany Ph.D
2011 Emma Wells Role of Art and Arch. in Med. Pilgrimage Experience Ph.D
2010 Emily Guerry The Martyrdom Murals in the Sainte-Chapelle, Paris Ph.D
2010 Eleanor McCullough Laypeople's Participation in Medieval Liturgy & Devotion Ph.D
2009 Stefania Gerevini Re-use of Byzantine Artworks in Medieval Italy Ph.D
2009 Georges Kazan Cults and Relics in Constantinople c. 330-843 D.Phil
2008 Lydia Carr Tessa Verney Wheeler: Women and Archaeology D.Phil
2008 Dragan Mladenović The Romanisation of the Province of Moesia Superior D.Phil
2008 Simon Davies Figurative Sculpture in 9th-12th-Century Constantinople D.Phil
2007 Andreas Puth Reconsidering Habsburg Representation c.1360-c.1490 Ph.D
2007 Saskia Stevens City Boundaries and Urban Expansion in Roman Italy D.Phil
2006 Heather Gilderdale The Stained Glass of Great Malvern Priory, c.1430-1501 Ph.D
2006 Stephen Hanley Function of optical devices in the art of Jan van Eyck Ph.D
2005 Claudia Marx Late Victorian Restoration at Peterborough Cathedral Ph.D
2005 Mavis Nwokobia Picturing Pompeii: Victorian Classical Painting 1860-1914 Ph.D
2005 Agnieszka Sadraei St Stanislaus and the Art of the Polish Kings 1200-1490 Ph.D
2004 Thorsten Hanke Post-medieval roof architecture in N-E Britain M.Phil
2003 Liz Stewart Historic Building Reconstruction since c.1877 Ph.D
2003 Judith Cannell Archaeology of Woodland Exploitation in Exmoor Ph.D
2002 Jackie Hall Croxden Abbey: Buildings and Community Ph.D
2001 Zoë Opacič The Emmaus Monastery and the Patronage of Charles IV Ph.D
2001 Kate Welham Compositional Homogeneity of Medieval Glass Ph.D
2000 Duncan Givans English Romanesque Tympana c.1050-c.1200 Ph.D
2000 Abigail Wheatley The Idea of the Castle in Late Medieval England Ph.D
1999 William Bowden The Archaeology of Late Antique Epirus Ph.D
1998 Peter Hammond Clay Pipe Manufacturing Industry of London Ph.D
1997 Linda Ebbatson Hist. of Archaeology: Context and Discourse 1845-1942 Ph.D
1997 David Haycock Intellectual Writings and Context of William Stukely Ph.D
1996 Kathleen Lane Architectural Sculpture in Romanesque England Ph.D
1996 Julia Watson Patrons and Sculptors in Late 14th-Century France Ph.D
1995 Tim Ayers The Painted Glass of Wells Cathedral Ph.D
1995 Gill Chitty John Ruskin and the Historic Environment Ph.D
1995 Helen List English Aristocratic tombs; Ecclesiastical and Secular Ph.D
1995 David Williams Corpus of Late Anglo-Saxon Stirrup Mounts Ph.D