Society’s 2022 Prize Shortlists Announced: first books and journal articles

7 June 2022

The Society is pleased to announce the 2022 Shortlists for its two annual book awards: the Whitfield Prize, for a first monograph in the field of British and Irish history; and the Gladstone Prize for a first monograph in the field of European and world history.

Details of the 12 shortlisted titles, published in 2021, are now available:

The winners of both prizes will be announced on Friday 22 July and will each receive £1000 from the Society in recognition of their work.

 

 

Also released this week is the Shortlist for the Society’s 2022 Alexander Prize, awarded to an early career historian for a research article published in 2021.

Details of 10 authors and articles shortlisted for the 2022 Alexander Prize are available here.

The winner of the Alexander Prize will be also be announced on Friday 22 July and will receive £250 from the Society in recognition of their work.


The Whitfield Prize was established by the Royal Historical Society in 1976 at the bequest of Professor Archibald Stenton Whitfield. Previous recipients of the prize are listed here.

The Gladstone Prize was established in 1997 by the Society in association with Gladstone Memorial Trust. Previous recipients of the prize are listed here.

The Alexander Prize is the Royal Historical Society’s longest-running award, endowed in 1897 by L.C. Alexander, Secretary of the Society at the its foundation in 1868. Previous recipients of the prize are listed here.

Other 2022 Society prizes / awards announced on 22 July will include: