Prize-winners

2018 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

Winner of Book Prize 2017

Women, Credit and Debt in Early Modern ScotlandThe 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 book provided a meticulously researched and convincing argument of women’s involvement in economic activity in early modern Scotland.

http://www.manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/9781784992538/

2017 Community History Prize Winner

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.

The Panel elected to divide the 2017 prize between two winners:

JOINT WINNER: TYNE & WEAR MUSEUMS, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, for Tiny Sparks at Discovery Museum

2016 Community History Prize Winner

The Community History Prize was shared in 2016 between a project undertaken by  West Dunbartonshire Women’s History Group working with Glasgow Women’s Library entitled Women Making History in West Dunbartonshire, and a project undertaken by Pupils from Greenhill school, with Narberth Museum entitled Wicked Welsh Women.

W2016 Community Prize West Dunbartonshire Women's History Group Exhibitionest Dunbartonshire Women’s History Group’s project brought women together through workshops and events to research, document, preserve and celebrate West Dunbartonshire women’s social experiences during the 1950s and 60s. Their aim was to develop accessible community reminiscence and educational resources on local women’s history for local groups, schools and the wider …

Winner of the Book Prize 2016

Our Fighting SistersThe 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 struggle to end French rule in one of the twentieth century’s most violent wars of decolonisation. This fascinating book provides the first in-depth exploration of what happened to these women after independence in 1962, offering an important insight into an area of women’s history which has until now remained hidden.

http://www.manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/9780719091070/

The panel also specially commended Laura King’s Family Men.