History Essay Prize

Only entries submitted using the IHR’s online applicationsystem will be considered.ENTRY CONTENTSAs well as completing the ‘Personal Details’ and ‘Education’ fields, applicants should submit their prize entry as a Word document in the ‘Uploads’ tab of the online form, under the section ‘Prize entry or research trip costings’.

Results will be announced around the beginning of September. In addition, further deserving essays of a high quality will be commended.

Any queries should be directed to Dr Peter Sarris by e-mail or by post.

Area of research: The history of London from the Romans to the present day.

Eligibility requirements: The prize is open to postgraduate students registered at UK universities, and to early career scholars based in the UK.

That is an awful lot of history essays, all of them 3000-4000 words long.

The candidates are to a considerable degree self-selecting, so we gain an insight into what the best historians are doing in schools.

Candidates must not at the date of submission have published a book, or an article in a major journal.

The essay (maximum 10,000 words to include footnotes, tables and captions) must be a genuine work of original research, not hitherto published or accepted for publication. Candidates should submit their choice of subject to the Editor, Dr Malcolm Dick, for approval before sending their essays and should also consult the Instructions for Authors found here.

There is a prize of £50 for the winning essay, and two runner-up essays will receive commendations.

The essays, of up to 1,500 words, must be on topics from the list provided below.

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