Alexander Prize – Guidelines

The Alexander Prize is awarded for a published scholarly journal article or an essay in a collective volume based upon original historical research. The value of the prize is £250. In addition to the monetary prize, winners are invited to submit another paper to the RHS Literary Directors within nine months of the award, with a view to publication in the RHS journal Transactions.

  • Candidates must be doctoral students in History in a UK institution, or be within two years of having completed a doctorate in History in a UK institution, at the time of the closing date for entries.
  • The article or essay submitted for consideration must have been published in a journal or edited collection during the calendar year 2018.
  • Please note that an electronic copy of your article or essay will need to be uploaded to the entry form.
  • The closing date for entries is 31 December 2018.
  • The Prize will be announced at the Society’s Annual Reception in July 2019.


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