Prizes

2019 WHN Community History Prize Winner

This year’s winner of the Community History Prize was the Glasgow Women’s Library which to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act developed an animated web resource highlighting the forgotten heroines who campaigned for women across the world to have the right to vote. 101 women were animated by animation students from six colleges across Scotland. The panel were very enthusiastic about the excellent and permanent resource for the centenary and the very moving and direct and a great showcase for local talent.…

WHN Book Prize Winner 2019

This year’s winner was Imaobong Umoren’s, Race Women Internationalists published by the University of California Press.

The panel thought Race Women Internationalists praised this  book about the history of race, global freedom struggles and transnational history looked at through the perspective of gender. They considered it was original in concept and that the research was breath-taking, ranging widely across geographical space.…

2018 WHN Schools Black History Month Competition

The Women’s History Network is launching a competition to encourage young people to get actively involved in celebrating black history. Black History Month is celebrated in October, but the Women’s History Network want to focus specifically on the history of black women. We want to challenge young researchers to get inspired by the diverse and rich histories of black women in Britain and to create a piece of art that reflects the history of either a group or an individual.

London based artist and ceramicist Freya Bramble-Carter – of the BBC’s Great Pottery Throw Down – will interpret the winning …

2018 Community History Prize Winner

2018 Community Prize WinnerThis year’s winner of the Community History Prize was the Royal College of Nursing with their project on: Service Scrapbooks: Nursing, Storytelling and the First World War.  A team of 32 volunteer nurses worked with the RCN Library and Archives team to make the stories of 10 First World War nurses available to a public audience for the first time. They scanned and transcribed 976 scrapbook pages from the archives, using them to recreate these nurses’ lives online.

2018 community prize winnersEverything about the project delighted the judging panel. They were pleased to see the group working with retired and practicing nurses who …

WHN Book Prize Winner 2018

This year’s winner was Briony McDonagh’s Elite Women and the Agricultural Landscape 1700-1830 published by Routledge in 2017This book provides an explicitly feminist historical geography of the eighteenth-century English rural landscape. The panel considered that the book an original, path-breaking book which makes a significant contribution to women’s history.  It is engaging and accessible to read without losing academic rigour, based upon fluent and coherent analysis a range of a range of archival and secondary sources.

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