Étienne Taillemite Prize 2022


Created in 2013 and intended to promote research in maritime history, the Étienne Taillemite Prize rewards each year a thesis work of a university nature (thesis prize) and a first book (first book prize). They are studied and evaluated by the SFHM (Société Française d’Histoire Maritime) Board of Directors.

Hervé Duval-Gatignol (Field Archaeologist, Société Jersiaise) was awarded the first prize for his thesis on the coastal and insular fortified sites of the Channel-Atlantic coast of Europe from the First millennium BCE. It was carried out in the Archéosciences CReAAH laboratory, UMR 6566, University of Rennes 1, and defended in 2020. He gave a talk about his PhD work and spoke about the research perspectives set up since 2022 with the Société Jersiaise. The SFHM is very interested in future collaborations between France and the Channel Islands and, as a new member of the association, Hervé will be involved in that.

The awards ceremony took place on Tuesday the 14th of March 2023, in Paris, at the Archives Nationales, Hôtel de Soubise, Salon du Prince, in the presence of the members of the association.