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WHN MA Dissertation Prize 2021

The Women’s History Network is offering one £250 prize for a Masters dissertation on any aspect of women’s or gender history (though substantially focused on women) written during the 2020-2021 academic year. We welcome research on any period and place: the sky’s the limit! We would, however, be particularly keen to recieve entries on topics outside the Anglophone world, and outside the modern period. We also particularly welcome entries from students studying at non-Russell Group and post-92 universities.

Winners will be invited to work with us to produce an edited version of their dissertation for the WHN Journal or Blog. Furthermore, winners will receive free membership to the WHN for the following year (applicants must be members to apply).

Criteria for eligibility

  • The nominated work must be written in English and have been submitted to a UK University during the academic year 2020/21.
  • The dissertation must be an original piece of research undertaken by the applicant on women’s or gender history.
  • The dissertation must be submitted as a PDF. It must be a double-spaced, word-processed document which uses a consistent and recognizable system of academic referencing. It should include a bibliography.
  • The dissertation must be submitted anonymously, with all references to the candidate’s name and awarding institution removed.
  • All applications must be accompanied by an entry form which can be downloaded here.
  • All applicants must be members of the WHN.
  • The MA dissertation should be between 10,000 and 25,000 words.
  • Members of the WHN National Steering Committee are not eligible to apply.

All entries must be received by Monday, 1 November 2021. The winner will be announced during March 2022, as part of Women’s History Month celebrations.

Please email a copy of your anonymised dissertation and entry form to: WHN MA prize entry form

We will acknowledge receipt of your entry; if you have not heard from us within seven working days of submitting your application, please send it again. Any questions or queries can be addressed to Dr Anna Muggeridge at the above address.