Congratulations to Toby Nash, winner of the 2016 Greg Dening Memorial Prize!

Established in 2009, the prize is offered to honour the work and ideas of Professor Greg Dening. The Greg Dening Memorial Prize is awarded to the graduate article submitted to the Melbourne Historical Journal which best engages with the broad themes and methodologies that were resonant in Greg’s own work and ideas.

Toby was awarded the prize for his article examining a crossroads between urban and maritime history, using the case of the wharves of pre-Revolutionary Boston to analyse the contested imperial space of the waterfront in the Age of Sail.

The prize judging committee commented:

Toby is currently completing his MA at the University of Melbourne. His thesis research looks at waterfront riots and struggles for control over commerce at the docks in British-American port cities.

Written by mhj