RHS News

Three new Fellows elected to join RHS Council from January 2023

Following recent elections to the RHS Council, we are very pleased to announce the appointment of three new councillors — Dr Kate Bradley, Dr Helen Paul and Professor Olwen Purdue — who will take up their roles from January 2023. We look forward to working with Kate, Helen and Olwen.

Three serving trustees will step down from the Council at the end of the year after their four-year term: Dr Adam Budd, Professor Chris Marsh and Professor Helen Nicholson. We are very grateful to Adam, Chris and Helen for their considerable contribution to the Society during this time.

 


 

Dr Kate Bradley (University of Kent)

I am a Reader in Social History & Social Policy in the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research at the University of Kent. Broadly speaking, I work on the history of social policy in the 20th century, and how voluntary, state and private welfare services are accessible (or not) to citizens. My most recent book is Lawyers for the Poor: Legal Advice, Voluntary Action and Citizenship in England, 1890-1990 (Manchester UP, 2019).

I stood for election to the RHS Council for two reasons: first, history ‘outside’ history; and second, keeping the Society’s momentum going with EDI.

Whilst I actively chose to be a historian outside a history department, institutional restructures have meant that historians can find themselves working in broader social sciences or humanities units. I want to demonstrate how and ensure that researchers’ identity as historians can be maintained in these working contexts, and how we communicate what history as a discipline has to offer. It is important to continue to hear from history department heads, but how can we also ensure we are hearing the voices of historians outside of this model on key issues?

The RHS has led the way amongst learned societies in looking at issues of equality, diversity and inclusion. It is important that we keep the momentum with this and look at disability and caring. There is much to do in terms of thinking about how history can be done inclusively, from our expectations about research to how we teach and support students. I approach this through my experiences of having ADHD, and I am really keen to learn about other experiences.

I have served the historical community in various ways – co-founding History Lab in 2005, co-convening History UK in 2015-16, and being a member of the Social History Society committee – along with experience of being a charity trustee for a multi-academy trust since 2017.  I am very much looking forward to drawing upon and building on these experiences with the RHS.

 


 

Dr Helen Paul (University of Southampton)

I am an economic historian based at the University of Southampton. I began my undergraduate career in Economics and Management and was not encouraged to do History at A level, let alone as a degree subject. Although I teach maths and economics, my research is not ‘mathsy’ and includes social history. I work primarily on the South Sea Company and enslavement. I have recently finished a six-year stint as Honorary Secretary of the Economic History Society. Before that I was chair of the EHS Women’s Committee.

I wanted to run for Council to ensure that historians in departments other than History were represented. For many of us, our research is still judged by different standards to our colleagues. For instance, economic history research is evaluated with regard to its ‘relevance to Economics’ (whatever that may mean).

Much of the advice given to historians relates to the History panel of the REF. I would like to advocate for people who are in a range of different departments but who are all historians. Sometimes they are the only one in their department and the only person who can teach history to ‘non-historians’. The Society can help to support them, particularly with regard to the REF.

 


 

Professor Olwen Purdue (Queen’s University Belfast)

I am Professor of Modern Social History at Queen’s University, Belfast where I work on the social history of nineteenth and early twentieth-century Ireland with a particular focus on social class, urban poverty and welfare. I am also increasingly interested in public history, particularly its role in divided societies.

Since the publication of my first monograph, The Big House in the North of Ireland: Land, Power and Social Elites, 1870-1960 (Dublin: UCD Press, 2009), I have turned my attention to poverty and welfare in the industrial city and have published several articles and edited collections on the subject, including, most recently, The First Great Charity of this Town: Belfast Charitable Society and its Role in the Developing City (Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2022). A new monograph, Workhouse Child: Poverty, Child Welfare and the Poor Law in industrial Belfast, 1880-1918, is due out with Liverpool University Press in 2023. I was formerly international editor for The Public Historian and am currently series editor for Liverpool University Press’ Nineteenth-Century Ireland series.

I direct the Centre for Public History at Queen’s University and run the MA in Public History, and believe strongly in genuinely collaborative research. I’m a member of the Board of Directors of the Irish Museums Association, a member of the advisory board for the Ulster Museum, and a Governor of the Linen Hall Library.

As a new member of Council, I intend to work with colleagues to promote robust scholarship, advocate for the importance of the discipline, and equip emerging scholars with the tools to effectively communicate the significance of their work beyond academia and to engage with different public audiences in a range of ways.

 


 

Joining the RHS Council

 

Each year the Society holds elections to appoint three new councillors to serve as trustees of the Society for a four-year term. The Society encourages its Fellows to consider standing for election, in 2023 or at a later date. Enquiries about the role of an RHS Council member may be sent to: president@royalhistsoc.org.

For more on the work of the Council, please see our brief guide (June 2022)

 

 

RHS Prizes, 2023: submission for book and article prizes now open

 

Applications are now invited for the following RHS Prizes and Awards, 2023:

  • Gladstone Prize: for a first monograph published in 2022, by an author with a History PhD from a UK university, on the subject of European or World history.
  • Whitfield Prize: for a first monograph published in 2022, by an author with a History PhD from a UK university, on the subject of British and Irish history.
  • Alexander Prize: for a journal article or journal article, on any historical subject, published in 2022 and written by a current UK History PhD student or a post-doctoral researcher within two years of completing a PhD at a UK university.
  • Rees Davies Prize: for a Masters’ dissertation in History completed at a UK University in 2022.

 

Submitting to these prizes

Submissions for the Gladstone and Whitfield Book Prizes are by publishers only. If you are an author of a monograph published in 2022, please let your publisher know that the Society’s annual book prizes are now receiving submissions.

We ask colleagues to encourage early career historians to consider their recent monographs for submission. In this way, we seek a set of submitted books that reflects the diversity of the historical profession, and research, today.

Submissions for the Alexander Prize are by the author. Again, we encourage colleagues to bring this award to the attention of early career historians.

Submissions for the Rees Davies Masters Dissertation Prize are via the History department at which the dissertation was completed. One dissertation may be submitted per institution. We seek a final set of dissertations that reflects the many institutions in which History is taught at Masters level.

All submissions, for each of these categories of prize, should be made via the Society’s online applications portal.

 

 

Deadlines for submissions

  • Publishers wishing to submit books for consideration for the 2023 Gladstone and Whitfield Prizes should do so online by Saturday 31 December 2022.
  • Authors wishing to submit articles or chapters for the 2023 Alexander Prize should so so online by Saturday 31 December 2022.
  • Departments wishing to submit a dissertation for the 2023 Rees Davies Prize should so so online by Tuesday 31 January 2023.

Shortlists for the Gladstone, Whitfield and Alexander Pries are expected to be released in June 2023, with winners announced in July. Further information on other RHS prizes, 2023, will be made available in due course.

Information on the recipients of the RHS prizes and awards, 2022 are available here.

 

Conference & Research Grants for Early Career Historians

Each year, the Royal Historical Society awards more than £50,000 in grants to early career historians, covering a wide range of activities. Full details of all grants offered, and their deadlines are available here.

The next deadline for applications for grants is 1 November 2022. This round includes applications of up to £750 for:

Submissions for both grant programmes is via the Society’s online applications portal.

Please note: to be eligible for either of these awards, applicants must be Postgraduate Members or Associate Fellows of the Royal Historical Society.

Other RHS grants offered to early career historians

In addition to conference and research grants, the Society provides support in the form of Doctoral Fellowships, Early Career Fellowships, Masters’ Scholarships and Scholarships to support research on African history.

The next closing dates for these particular grant awards (now 2023) are available from the website. Applications are welcome from researchers who are Postgraduate Members or Associate Fellows of the Royal Historical Society.

Forthcoming deadlines in 2022 and 2023 to apply to join the Society are available here.

 

Royal Historical Society, Department Visits in 2023: applications welcome

Each year the Royal Historical Society (RHS) organises visits to History departments at UK universities. Visits are an opportunity for historians and RHS Council members to discuss the work of a department/School as well as wider disciplinary matters, and to conclude the event with a public lecture.

The Society now invites applications from colleagues in UK history departments to host a collaborative meeting and lecture in 2023.

About RHS Visits

The Society’s Visits are opportunities for history departments to come together with RHS Council members and (where feasible and/or desired) with other history departments in the region. They offer the opportunity for conversation around matters relating to the discipline and profession, as well as to host a public lecture with an external speaker chosen (usually) by the host department.

Visits enable the RHS President and councillors to learn more about a particular department, and how the Society can best support historians at this time. Visits also provide an opportunity for the historians of a university, across all career stages and departments, to meet together outside their usual institutional frameworks. They offer the potential for historians scattered across several departments and/or institutions to come together to discuss our shared interests.

Visits include time for informal discussions with colleagues and RHS representatives and conclude with an early evening lecture hosted by the department and open to all. Speakers are usually chosen by members of the department. In turn, the Society will pay for the speaker’s travel and accommodation (if required). The RHS will also make a contribution towards a closing dinner for the speaker and members of the department.

Applying to host a Visit in 2023

Applications to host a Visit in 2023 are now welcome. We invite applications from individual departments; from groups of departments in regions with several universities; as well as from smaller cohorts of historians working outside a formal department. Visits involving more than one department are good opportunities to reconnect with or meet new colleagues, and to discuss teaching and research in regional contexts.

Visits are usually held in the spring and autumn. There are no fixed dates and the Society will work with a department to find the best time for a session. Visits in 2022 are to the University of Lincoln (May) and Edge Hill University (November).

If you would like to host a Visit in 2023, please submit your request via the Society’s online applications portal.

Applications for a 2023 Visit will close on 30 November 2022, with decisions made shortly after this date.

If you would like to discuss options, please contact the Society’s President, Emma Griffin, president@royalhistsoc.org.

 

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Statement following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Patron of the Royal Historical Society

 

The Royal Historical Society is profoundly saddened by news of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

The Queen was the Patron of the Royal Historical Society and a supporter of its work for 70 years. The Society, past and present, is very grateful to the late Queen for this long and important association. Her Majesty’s death comes three months after the 150th anniversary of the granting of the Royal title to the Society by Elizabeth II’s great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria. 

Elizabeth II’s reign spanned a momentous era in British, Commonwealth and world history, during which the Queen provided great constancy and coherence. Today’s sad news marks another significant moment in that history and in the private lives of many who mourn the loss of an individual and a connection with the past.

We are confident historians will serve an important and valued role in documenting, explaining and interpreting this week, and the long reign of Queen Elizabeth II, for present and future generations.

Professor Emma Griffin, President of the Royal Historical Society

 

Latest titles in New Historical Perspectives book series

The latest two titles in the Society’s NHP book series are now available:

Providing for the Poor. The Old Poor Law, 1750-1834, edited by Peter Collinge and Louise Falcini

The Poets Laureate of the Long Eighteenth Century, 1668-1813. Courting the Public, by Leo Shipp

 

Drawing on the rich archive of parochial, personal, and governmental material generated by the eighteenth-century welfare process, in Providing for the Poor contributors ask:

Who was responsible for the poor and in what capacity? What was the extent, nature and duration of the relief given? And who, other than the poor, benefited from or participated in the process and with what agency?

Read more about the collection in the editors’ new RHS blog post.

 

 

In Poets Laureate of the Long Eighteenth Century, Leo Shipp considers the little-studied post of the laureateship. Respectable and dynamic, the laureateship was positioned at the interface of court and public, and evolved in line with changing concepts of court culture.

Studying the laureateship reveals the court’s enduring prominence and adaptability as a site of cultural activity in late Stuart and Hanoverian Britain.

Read more about this book in Leo Shipp’s new RHS blog post.

 

Both titles appear in the Society’s New Historical Perspectives series for early career historians, published in association with the Institute of Historical Research and University of London Press. As with all books in the series, Providing for the Poor and Poets Laureate of the Long Eighteenth Century are published in paperback print and as a free Open Access downloads, with free chapter-by chapter access from JSTOR.

Submissions to publish in the series are always welcome, available to early career historians within 10 years of completing a PhD and including first or second books / edited collections.

 

Published in October: next in the NHP Series is Stephen Mullen’s The Glasgow Sugar Aristocracy. Scotland and Caribbean Slavery, 1775–1838.

The first book to outline Scotland’s colonial past and Glasgow’s direct links with the slave trade through sugar plantations, The Glasgow Sugar Aristocracy is available in print and free online, from 28 October 2022.

Orders are via University of London Press or — in North America, as for all titles — via University of Chicago Press.

 

 

Society awards six Masters Scholarship to students from groups underrepresented in academic History

The Royal Historical Society (RHS) is delighted to announce the award of six Masters’ Scholarships, each worth £5000, to students from groups underrepresented in academic History, who will begin an MA degree at a UK university, 2022-23.

The Masters’ Scholarships seek to address underrepresentation and encourage Black and Asian students to consider academic research in History. By doing so, we hope to improve the educational experience of six early career historians engaging in a further degree from September 2022.

The scheme initially intended to offer four Scholarships in 2022; however, the quality of applications was such that awards are being made to a further two students for this inaugural year. Five of these awards will be supported by the Society. We are extremely grateful to an anonymous donor who will fund the sixth scholarship.

The Society received many strong applications from students from underrepresented groups looking to train as historians. The Masters’ programme will continue in 2023 with a new round of awards, and we hope other organisations will join with us to ensure more Masters’ students may be funded in 2023-24.

The six recipients of this year’s Scholarships will study, full- or part-time, for MAs in History at the universities of Cambridge, Lancaster, Nottingham, Oxford, the School of Oriental and African Studies, Strathclyde and University College London. Recipients will also become Postgraduate members of the RHS.

 

The Royal Historical Society is very pleased to offer this first set of Masters’ Scholarships, and to provide additional financial support to six talented early career historians as they progress to postgraduate study.

This year’s programme has made clear the very real need for such support. The Society will continue the scheme for 2023-24, and we now seek ways to assist more students from underrepresented groups to consider and pursue a Masters’ course in History. By collaborating with partner organisations, we can help to address the inequalities that prevent many talented undergraduate historians from continuing in higher education.

We wish this year’s six recipients well in their studies, and look forward to welcoming them in the Society and hearing more about their work in the coming months. We are also extremely grateful to the generous donor who has made possible a sixth award in 2022.

Professor Emma Griffin, President of the Royal Historical Society

 

Individuals and organisations interested in partnering with the Society for the 2023 programme, in whatever way they can, are welcome to get in touch: president@royalhistsoc.org. Further details of the Masters’ Scholarships programme are available here.

 

Academic Historians at Mid-Career – choices, options and questions

The Royal Historical Society invites Fellows of the RHS to take part in one of two focus groups to identify and consider questions concerning the mid-career stage for historians in UK Higher Education.

The groups (of 10-12 Fellows each) will be led by Professor Julian Wright (Northumbria), the Society’s Secretary for Professional Engagement, and take place online at the following times:

  • 2.00-3.30pm Wednesday 24 August 2022
  • 2.00-3.30pm Monday 12 September 2022

The Society seeks to understand more about the challenges, successes, aspirations and concerns that historians have as they move through their careers. With our regular suite of training workshops (the next of which will focus on mid-career historians, in December 2022), we hope to respond to the bigger questions and challenges you have as your careers take shape in different ways through their central years.

To understand the different kinds of pressures, ambitions and challenges that historians engage with through their career, these conversations will be framed with broad questions that will inform our planning and thinking as we develop our training offer in the future:

What different forms of success are there in a historian’s career, and what are you aims and hopes at this stage of your professional life?

  • What is the audience for your work?
  • What kinds of resources are needed for you to achieve your best work and how might you access them?
  • What different forms of publishing are most helpful to you at different times?
  • How can you support a community of historians that seeks to nurture the discipline from secondary school onwards?

Practically, moving through the middle part of a career can pose specific challenges and opportunities. What support and guidance would you value on the following more practical considerations in developing as a historian?

  • Potential career paths at mid-career — academic, academic leadership and management
  • Taking on external roles, e.g. journal editorships
  • Making use of experience – e.g. mentoring
  • Pressures and impediments faced by historians specific to this career stage
  • Time management skills, as careers become more varied, and challenging
  • Work-life balance, and specific pressures, for academics at mid-career

How to participate

If you would like to take part in one of the focus groups, please do so via this link (leads to a short SurveyMonkey form taking 1-2 mins to complete).

Closing dates for participation:

  • Focus Group, 1 (Monday 22 August)
  • Focus Group 2 (Thursday 8 September)

We will then be in touch to confirm your involvement, who else is taking part, and to confirm the time/ date of the focus group.

 

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Society elects 206 new Fellows, Associate Fellows, Members and Postgraduate Members

At its latest meeting on 6 July 2022, the RHS Council elected 56 Fellows, 68 Associate Fellows, 32 Members and 50 Postgraduate Members, a total of 206 people newly associated with the Society. We welcome them all.

The majority of the new Fellows hold academic appointments at universities, specialising in a very wide range of fields; but also include archivists, broadcasters, curators, public servants and teachers. The Society is an international community of historians and our latest intake includes Fellows from Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, the Netherlands, South Africa, Spain and the United States.

The new Associate Fellows include not only early career historians in higher education but also historians with professional and private research interests drawn from broadcasting, archives, civil service and local government, museums and teaching.

The new Members have a similarly wide range of historical interests, and include individuals employed in universities, and as curators, engineers, film-makers, research scientists and teachers – together with independent and community historians. Our new Postgraduate Members are studying for higher degrees in History, or related subjects, at 36 different universities in the UK, China, France, Greece, India, New Zealand and the United States. All those newly elected to the Fellowship and Membership bring a valuable range of expertise and experience to the Society.

July 2022 sees the admission of our fourth set of Associate Fellows and Postgraduate Members — two new membership categories introduced in late 2021. These changes to membership (about which you can read more here) enable more historians to join the fellowship, and facilitate more focused support for RHS members at the start of their careers.

New Fellows and Members are elected at regular intervals through the year. The current application round is open and runs to Monday 22 August 2022, with the next closing date being Monday 31 October 2022. Further details on RHS Fellowship and Membership categories (Fellow, Associate Fellow, Member and Postgraduate Member), the benefits of membership (including new benefits added from July 2022), deadlines for applications throughout 2022, and how to apply, are available here.

 

New RHS Fellows, elected July 2022

  • Thomas Almeroth-Williams
  • Jennifer Aston
  • Rachel Bright
  • Sean Campbell
  • Helen Carr
  • Clare Copley
  • Nicole CuUnjieng Aboitiz
  • Kristie Dean
  • David Egan
  • Paul Fantom
  • Lachlan Fleetwood
  • Nicholas Fogg
  • Cheryl Fury
  • Jake Griesel
  • John Harney
  • Laura Harrison
  • Yitzhak Hen
  • Louise Heren
  • Sarah Holland
  • Andrew Jackson
  • Claire Jones
  • James Kennaway
  • Raghav Kishore
  • Andrew Laird
  • Felix Larkin
  • Lauren Lauret
  • Andrew Leach
  • Patrick Leary
  • Ronan Lee
  • Jack Lennon
  • Laura Mair
  • Chris Monaghan
  • Stephen Morgan
  • Christopher Morton
  • John Mueller
  • Sherzod Muminov
  • Clive Norris
  • Sergio Orozco-Echeverri
  • Patricia Owens
  • Dahlia Porter
  • Luke Reynolds
  • Alasdair Richardson
  • Louis Roper
  • Lesa Scholl
  • Iris Shagrir
  • Mahnaz Shah
  • Julia Sheppard
  • Claudia Siebrecht
  • Dan Snow
  • Angela Stienne
  • Rebecca Thomas
  • Lik Hang Tsui
  • Joris van den Tol
  • Lukas M. Verburgt
  • Tyler Wentzell
  • Annie Whitehead

New RHS Associate Fellows, elected July 2022

  • Adeyemi Akande
  • Keith Alcorn
  • Caroline Angus
  • Daniel Armstrong
  • Katherine Arnold
  • Natasha Bailey
  • Cezara Bobeica
  • Emily Brady
  • Stephanie Brown
  • Moa Carlsson
  • James Carroll
  • Marcus Colla
  • Alexander Corrigan
  • James Daly
  • Stephen Donnachie
  • Melvin Douglass
  • George Evans-Hulme
  • Christopher Fevre
  • Jeremy Filet
  • Jeremiah Garsha
  • Owen Gower
  • Simon Graham
  • William Green
  • Michael Hahn
  • Hannah Halliwell
  • Amanda Harvey
  • Nathan Hood
  • Daniel Hunt
  • Polina Ignatova
  • Marina Ini’
  • Paul Jones
  • Taushif Kara
  • Mike Kearsley
  • Anna Kowalcze-Pawlik
  • Percy Pok Lai Leung
  • Liam Liburd
  • Nicolo Paolo Ludovice
  • Patrick McGhee
  • Olivia Mitchell
  • Louise Moon
  • P.G. Morgan
  • Colm Murphy
  • David Needham
  • Monica O’Brien
  • Patrick O’Halloran
  • Aoife O’Leary McNeice
  • Cullum Parker
  • Calum Platts
  • Sasha Rasmussen
  • Anna Reeve
  • Caroline Reyer
  • Helen Rutherford
  • Stéphane Sadoux
  • Charlote Scott
  • Nari Shelekpayev
  • James Smith
  • Yury Sorochkin
  • Angie Sutton-Vane
  • Erika Tiburcio Moreno
  • James Tipney
  • Anna Tulliach
  • Elizabeth Tunstall
  • Rosalind White
  • Duncan Wood
  • Brett Woods
  • Sarah Wride
  • Vanessa Wright
  • Victoria Yuskaitis

New RHS Members, elected July 2022

  • Alaa Almansour
  • Cristian Amza
  • Alan Archer
  • George Bickers
  • Carl Buck
  • Camilla Bullough
  • Juan Pedro Carricondo
  • Jackson Chak Sang Chan
  • David Cohen
  • Camille Depeige
  • Wallace Ferguson
  • Matthew Garland
  • Daria Golova
  • Peter Gruender
  • Frances Hatlee
  • Mark Hatlee
  • Zita Holbourne
  • Lee Hollingsworth
  • Lawrence Lewis
  • Stephanie Mackay
  • Steve Maddern
  • Max Preston
  • Lee Price
  • David Ransted
  • Kirstie Roper
  • Andrew Sinclair
  • Shreya Singh
  • James Threlkeld
  • Matthew Travis
  • Toni Webster
  • Jing Zhi Wong
  • Sirui Yao

New RHS Postgraduate Members, elected July 2022

  • Sue Adams
  • Isobel Ashby
  • Jacob Baxter
  • Daniel Beaumont
  • Morgan Breene
  • Elysia Cains
  • Ciara Chivers
  • Nick Clifton
  • Rosalyn Cousins
  • Lou Docherty
  • Katherine Eckelmann
  • Stuart Falconer
  • Allison Gale
  • Naide Gedikli-Gorali
  • Maria Georgouli Loupi
  • Angélina Giret
  • Haley Guepet
  • Caroline Gurney
  • Emily Rose Hay
  • Georgina Heatley
  • Tim Hodgson
  • Catherine Jenkinson
  • Sean Kinnear
  • Dionysios Kouskoulis
  • Tao Liu
  • Alan Meggs
  • Callan Meynell
  • Nathan Nocchi
  • Peter Nowell
  • Ronan  O’Reilly
  • Adam O. Taylor
  • Micaela Panes
  • Clare Parry
  • Emma Pearce
  • Anna-Marie Pípalová
  • Hannah Purtymun
  • Madeleine Rouot
  • Mariyam Said Said
  • Andrea Silen-McMillin
  • Courteney Smith
  • Pablo Soffia
  • Sean Strong
  • Paul Sutton
  • Abhishek Tiwari
  • Sophie Turbutt
  • Luke Usher
  • Albert William Wetter
  • David Williams
  • Robert Williamson
  • Thomas Wood

 

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Royal Historical Society Prizes & Awards: Winners, 2022

Many congratulations to all of the winners and runners-up in this year’s Royal Historical Society Prizes & Awards in research, publishing and teaching.

This year’s winners were announced on Friday 22 July, along with recipients of the Society’s PhD Fellows 2022-23, held in association with the Institute of Historical Research, University of London.

A full listing of the 2022 recipients is available via the Society’s blog, along with acceptance speeches from the winners of this year’s Gladstone and Whitfield first book awards: Dr Emily Bridger and Dr Kristin Hussey.

Further information on the Society’s annual prizes and awards is also available. Submissions for the 2023 prize round will open in September this year. We’ll make a further announcement about how you, your colleagues and publishers can submit work for next year.

We hope you’ll join with us in encouraging early career historians to submit books, articles and dissertations for consideration in 2023.

Congratulations again to this year’s winners, runners-up and shortlisted authors. Thank you also to the 170 historians who who sent in work for consideration, and to this year’s judges who gave their free time to read each of the submissions.