Thirsk Prize 2020: call for submissions

22 November 2019

The British Agricultural History Society is pleased to invite submissions for its annual Thirsk Prize.

Books published for the first time in 2019 in the broad area of British and Irish rural history, or which use Britain and Ireland as comparators, are eligible.

Submission is by sending a pdf of the work to the secretary of the prize committee by Noon on 13 January 2020. The Winner will be announced at the Society’s annual conference on April 2019.

Full details of eligibility and how to submit can be found at

Previous winners of the prize have been

2017: Peter Jones, Agricultural Enlightenment: Knowledge, Technology and Nature, 1750-1840 (OUP)

2018: Briony McDonagh Elite Women and the Agricultural Landscape, 1700-1830 (Routledge)

2019: Paul Warde, The Invention of Sustainability: Nature and Destiny, c.1500-1870 (CUP).