WHN MA Prize for 2021/22

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 2021-2022 academic year. We welcome research on any period and place: the sky’s the limit! We would, however, be particularly keen to receive 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.

Criteria for eligibility

  • The nominated work must be written in English and have been submitted to a UK University during the academic year 2021/22 (i.e. dissertations should have been submitted by autumn 2022).
  • 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 Thursday 1 June 2023. The winner will be announced during at the September annual conference (to be held online).

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

Link to Entry Form