Prizes

 

The Royal Historical Society awards prizes each year to recognise outstanding historical scholarship and achievement. A listing all prizes and current deadlines for 2023 is available below.

Prizes 2022: Winners

Winners of the latest RHS Prizes were announced on in July 2022. A full list of recipients is available here.

Prizes, 2023: Timetable

  • Gladstone Book Prize. An annual Prize of £1,000 for a work of history on a topic not primarily related to British history that is the author’s first sole book publication. The deadline for nominations for the 2023 Gladstone Prize has now closed. This year’s shortlist will be announced in May 2023.
  • Whitfield Book Prize. An annual Prize of £1,000 for a work on British or Irish history that is the author’s first sole book publication. The deadline for nominations for the 2023 Whitfield Prize has now closed. This year’s shortlist will be announced in May 2023.
  • Alexander Prize. An annual Prize of £250 for an essay or article based on original historical research, by a doctoral candidate or those recently awarded their doctorate, published in a journal or an edited collection of essays. The deadline for nominations for the 2023 Alexander Prize has now closed. Winners of this year’s prize will be announced in July 2023.

From 2023, the Society’s Jinty Nelson Teaching Awards will be offered to facilitate projects in innovative and creative pedagogy. The Society will make two annual awards, each of £1000, to support and trial developments in teaching practice. Further details of the 2023 round of Jinty Nelson Teaching Awards will be announced in Spring in the Research Funding section of the Society’s website.


General enquiries about Society’s Prizes should be sent to: membership@royalhistsoc.org