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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…

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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 2017. This 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…

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Winner of Book Prize 2017

The winner was: Women, Credit and Debt in Early Modern Scotland, by Cathryn Spence, published by Manchester University Press. This book provides the first full-length consideration of women’s economic roles in early modern Scottish towns. The panel considered that the…

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Winner of the Book Prize 2016

The panel decided to award the prize for 2016 to Natalya Vince, Our Fighting Sisters: Nation, Memory and Gender in Algeria, 1954– 2012 published by Manchester University Press. Between 1954 and 1962, Algerian women played a major role in the…

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Winner of Book Prize 2015

The 2015 winner was Simone Laqua-O’Donnell’s book Women and the Counter Reformation in Early Modern Munster published by Oxford University Press.  This was considered to be a tightly organised book, based on a nuanced reading of many sources, and written…

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Winner Book Prize 2013

The winner of this year’s competition is Angela Davis’s Modern Motherhood: Women and Family in England, 1945-2000 (Manchester University Press, 2012).  Congratulations to Angela for a book that the judges commend as ‘a fascinating survey of women’s experience of motherhood’, ’eminently readable’, ‘a solid and…

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Winner of Book Prize 2012

The winning entry of the 2012 competition was Katie Barclay’sLove, Intimacy and Power: Marriage and Patriarchy in Scotland, 1650-1850 (Manchester University Press, 2011).  Congratulations to Katie for a book that the judges commend as ‘an important and original study’, ‘intellectually ambitious’, ‘impressive in its…

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