Category Archives: Prizes

The Curriers’ Company London History Essay Prize

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The Worshipful Company of Curriers, one of the livery companies of the City of London, has established an essay prize on the history of London, in association with The London Journal Trust and the Institute of Historical Research. The author of the winning submission will receive £1,000 and the essay will normally be published in The London Journal. Essays must fall within the scope of The London Journal. They may be on any aspect of the history of London, from the Romans to the present day, reflect any relevant approach or disciplinary perspective, and can consider London alone or in comparison with other cities. Essays must be based on original research, and should not have been previously published.
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. ‘Early career’ is defined for this purpose as someone who has completed (ie been successfully examined for) a PhD within the previous three years.

Amount awarded: 
£1,000
Application guidelines: 
Applications open: 
21 May 2018 to 31 Aug 2018
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The Malta Historical Society Publication Awards 2018

Deadline: Jun 14, 2018

The Malta Historical Society Publication Awards 2018
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In keeping with the aims and objectives of the Malta Historical Society, namely the study of the history of Malta, the diffusion of its knowledge, and the safeguarding of Maltese historical heritage, the Society will be presenting an award to recognize those publications that have made a distinct contribution to Maltese historical studies. Furthermore, in order to encourage new entrants in the field of historical research, the Society will present an award to recognize first-time publications, which have made a contribution to the field.

The Society will award the following:
– Best paper on Maltese history, which award will be known as the ‘MHS Award for Published Historical Research 2018’.
– Best paper on Maltese history by a first-time / recently published author, which award will be known as the ‘MHS Award for Published Historical Research by Emerging Authors 2018’.
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Essay Prize: Church Monuments Essay Prize – deadline: Dec 31, 2018

Essay Prize: Church Monuments Essay Prize – deadline: Dec 31, 2018

The Council of the Church Monuments Society offers a biennial prize of £250 called the Church Monuments Essay Prize, to be awarded with a certificate for the best essay submitted in the relevant year. The aim of the competition is to stimulate people, particularly those who may be writing on church monuments for the first time, to submit material for the peer-reviewed international annual CMS journal Church Monuments. Therefore, the competition is open only to those who have not previously published an article in Church Monuments.

The subject of the essay must be an aspect of church monuments of any period in Britain or abroad. The length (including endnotes) shall not exceed 10,000 words and a maximum of 10 illustrations, preferably in colour. The prize will only be awarded if the essay is considered by the judges to be of sufficiently high standard to merit publication in Church Monuments.

The closing date for new entries is 31 December 2018. For a copy of the rules and for the guidelines to contributors please see the Society’s website www.churchmonumentssociety.org, or contact the Hon. Journal Editor for more details and/or advice on the suitability of a particular topic.

Address for details and for submission of articles
(deadline 31 December 2018):

Dr Jonathan Trigg, Editor
Email: jrtrigg@liverpool.ac.uk

Prize: Nachwuchspreis des Mediaevistenverbandes (Deadline 30/06/2018)

hb_12-130-1Der Mediävistenverband, der über 1100 Mitglieder aus den unterschiedlichsten Disziplinen mediävistischer Forschung repräsentiert, schreibt zweijährlich einen Nachwuchspreis aus, der mit 2000 € dotiert ist und im März 2019 im Rahmen des Symposiums des Mediävistenverbandes in Tübingen feierlich verliehen wird.

Ausgezeichnet wird eine hervorragende mediävistische Dissertation von interdisziplinärer Bedeutung, die sowohl in der Verbindung unterschiedlicher disziplinärer Ansätze liegen kann als auch in der Anschlussfähigkeit einer disziplinär ausgerichteten Arbeit für mehrere andere Disziplinen. Die Arbeit kann aus allen Fächern der Mittelalterforschung kommen. Die Prüfungen im Promotionsverfahren dürfen am Ende der Bewerbungsfrist nicht mehr als 24 Monate zurückliegen.

Die Bewerbungsunterlagen umfassen:
– eine zweiseitige Zusammenfassung der Arbeit in deutscher oder englischer Sprache, in der auch die interdisziplinäre Bedeutung in einer der oben genannten Perspektiven dargelegt wird, sowie
– vollständige Kopien der Gutachten aus dem Promotionsverfahren. Bewerber/innen aus Ländern, in denen im Promotionsverfahren keine schriftlichen Gutachten erstellt werden, werden gebeten, sich für einen möglichen Ersatz direkt mit dem Präsidenten des Mediävistenverbandes, Prof. Dr. Wolfram Drews, in Verbindung zu setzen (w.drews@uni-muenster.de). Continue reading

Prize: The Church Monuments Essay Prize (Deadline 31/12/2018)

rythertomb1bThe Council of the Church Monuments Society offers a biennial prize of £250 called the Church Monuments Essay Prize, to be awarded with a certificate for the best essay submitted in the relevant year. The aim of the competition is to stimulate people, particularly those who may be writing on church monuments for the first time, to submit material for the peer-reviewed international CMS journal Church Monuments. Therefore, the competition is open only to those who have not previously published an article in Church Monuments.

The subject of the essay must be an aspect of church monuments of any period in Britain of abroad. The length (including endnotes) shall not exceed 10,000 words and a maximum of 10 illustration, preferably in colour. The prize will only be awarded if the essay is considered by the judges to be of sufficiently high standard to merit publication in Church Monument.

The closing date for new entries is 31 December 2018. For a copy of the rules and for the guidelines to contributors please see the Society’s website http://www.churchmonumentssociety.org, or contact the Hon. Journal Editor for more details and/or advice on the suitability of a particular topic.

Address for details and for submission of articles (deadline 31 December 2018):

Dr Jonathan Trigg, Editor
E-mail: jrtrigg@liverpool.ac.uk

Prize: Romanesque Research Award 2018 (Deadline 04/04/2018)

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The European Center of the Romanesque (Europäisches Romanik Zentrum, ERZ) awards outstanding international research works on the field of Romanesque art and architecture. The award is donated by the Stiftung Saalesparkasse (Halle) and Mr Gerhard Mauch (Ludwigshafen).

The award aims to promote, honour and encourage graduated junior researchers contributing to the study of Romanesque art, history, archaeology, Church history as well as history of the law.
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Ancient & Modern Prize 2017/18

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Deadline: Feb 28, 2018

Ancient & Modern: A Prize for Original Research

The 2017/18 Ancient & Modern Prize, an award of £1,000, will be given to a candidate aged under 27 or over 60 for a research project. The Godfrey Goodwin Prize of £500, in honour of the distinguished Ottoman architectural historian Godfrey Goodwin (1921–2005), will be awarded to the runner-up.

Sponsored by HALI and CORNUCOPIA
and by BONHAMS, CHRISTIES and SOTHEBY’S

The project should relate to any of the subject areas covered by the sponsoring journals: http://www.hali.com/ and http://www.cornucopia.net/

Applications should be short and outline the project in up to 500 words, accompanied by your age, anticipated results, and contact address.

Application details: http://www.ancientandmodern.co.uk/