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WHN BOOK Prize 2021



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 2021 (for books published from Jan 1st – Dec 31st 2020).

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 2020.
  • The candidate should be a member of the Women’s History Network (UK).
  • The candidate should have been resident in the UK, or affiliated to a UK Institution, for the previous three years.
  • The winner should be able to attend the WHN Annual Conference to receive their award. (The WHN will cover the cost of UK rail travel to the Conference venue.)
  • The winner will be expected to write a contribution for the WHN blog and to take part in the 2021-2022 WHN Online seminar series.
  • Current members of the WHN Steering Committee are not eligible to enter the competition.

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