Bayly Prize

Thursday 20 April

Professor Sir Christopher Bayly (photo: courtesy of St Catherine's College, Cambridge)To mark the outstanding contribution of Professor Sir Christopher Bayly (Balliol 1963 and Honorary Fellow 2014-2015) to the study of world history, the Royal Asiatic Society invites support in order to establish a prize in his memory.

‘A wide-ranging and thoughtful scholar whose pioneering work stretched across Indian, imperial, and global history, Bayly defined the agenda of “world history” for a generation of historians,’ wrote John-Paul Ghobrial (Associate Professor, Lucas Fellow and Tutor in History) in an obituary in the Balliol College Annual Record 2015.

It is hoped that ‘Given Professor Bayly’s particular areas of scholarly interest, and his life-long encouragement of graduate students and young scholars, the Prize will be awarded … for a distinguished dissertation on an Asian topic that would fall within the scope of the Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society or of Modern Asian Studies, and which has been approved for the PhD degree by a British university.’

Further details are available on the Royal Asiatic Society website.