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:…

Women’s History Network Community History Prize 2017

Sponsored by the History Press

Twenty two entries were received for the WHN Community History Prize 2017, nine of which were shortlisted for final consideration by the Panel.

The field was wide this year, with entries submitted for the first time by organisations from France and Northern Ireland.  Scotland, England and Wales were well represented, and we received another excellent entry from Glasgow Women’s Library, the 4th in as many years.…

Women’s History Scotland Essay Prize


For a new essay in Scottish women’s or gender history – deadline 19th December 2016

Women’s History Scotland awards a bi-annual prize of £100 for a new essay in the field of Scottish women’s and/or gender history.

The prize was established in 2002 to celebrate the work of Leah Leneman, one of the foremost historians of women in Scotland. A trailblazer for women’s history in Scotland, she produced innovative studies on the women’s suffrage movement, on women in medicine, and on sexuality and divorce in the early modern and modern periods.

Women’s History Scotland wishes to acknowledge the important …

Women’s History Network Community Prize entries 2016

Below are images and descriptions of the 15 entries to the 2016 Women’s History Network Community Prize.  The winners will be revealed at the WHN Conference in September.

Click on the images to see the slide show (and then click in the ‘i’ symbol to see descriptions for each image.)