Tess Eastgate wins the Gordon Duff Prize!

Tess holds a Collaborative Doctoral Award, undertaken with the generous support of the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the University of Oxford’s Clarendon Fund.

In September, the Bodleian Libraries awarded her the Gordon Duff Prize for her essay entitled ‘Commonplacing in the Spanish Baroque: Bodleian MS Span. e. 9’. Recently, she has received Keble College’s Durham Prize for outstanding performance in her MSt, which she completed earlier this year.

Tess’s doctoral thesis will focus on Marie-Antoinette’s correspondence with the politician Antoine Barnave. Alongside this, she will produce a physical edition and a digital publication of this correspondence, in collaboration with the Research Centre at the Château de Versailles.