Prizes

2018 WHN Book Prize Winner

This year’s winner was Briony McDonagh’s Elite Women and the Agricultural Landscape 1700-1830 published by Routledge in 2017This bookprovides 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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WHN Book Prize 2019

An annual £500 prize for a first book in women’s or gender history.

The Women’s History Network (UK) Book Prize is awarded for an author’s first single-authored monograph.

Entries close on 31 March 2019 (for books published during 2018).

Criteria for eligibility are as follows: 

  • The book must make a significant contribution to women’s history or gender history.
  • The book must be written in English and have and accessible style.
  • The book must have been published in the UK between January 1st and 31st December 2018.
  • The candidate should be a member of the Women’s History Network (UK).
  • The candidate

Schools History Prize Winner

The Steering Committee are delighted to announce the winner of the #PressforProgress Schools’ HistoryPrize. The winning entry, submitted by Oaklands School, was a thought-provoking project that connects the past to the present and reminds us all that the fight for individual rights goes on. The project is entitled ‘Yarl’s Wood Hunger Strike’ and tutor Nathanael Arnott-Davies , explained the significance of the project:

The wining display

‘As part of the importance of making feminism and women’s history relevant to all types of women and people in the 21st century, drawing comparisons between the Suffragettes and the Hunger strikers…in particular…was

WHN Schools History Prize 2018

WHN Book Prize 2018

An annual £500 prize for a first book in women’s or gender history.

The Women’s History Network (UK) Book Prize is awarded for an author’s first single-authored monograph, which makes a significant contribution to women’s history or gender history.

Entries close on 31 March 2018 (for books published during 2017).

Criteria for eligibility are as follows:…