Midlan History Annual Essay Prize

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Midland History Annual Essay Prize

About the prize

The Midland History Essay Prize worth £400 is offered each year for the best essay submitted to the academic journal Midland History on an historical subject relating to midland England.

The quality of submissions in 2018 was very strong indeed and the board of the journal is delighted to announce the award. The winning essay was submitted by Diane Strange, a PhD student at the University of Leicester. The essay has been published in the spring 2019 issue of Midland History.


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Submission Guidelines

A prize of £400 will also be awarded in 2019 and the closing date is 31 October 2019. Candidates must not at the date of submission have published a book, or an article in a major journal. The essay (maximum 10,000 words to include footnotes, tables and captions) must be a genuine work of original research, not hitherto published or accepted for publication. Please refer to the Aims & Scope found here.

Candidates should submit their choice of subject to the Editor, Dr Malcolm Dick, for approval before sending their essays and should also consult the Instructions for Authors found here.

Further guidance can be obtained from Dr Malcolm Dick, the Editor, at the School of History and Cultures, University of Birmingham: m.m.dick@bham.ac.uk

Midland History Annual Essay Prize Winners

2018 - WinnerDiane Strange, PhD student, Centre for English Local History, University of Leicester From Private Sin to Public Shame: Sir John Digby and the use of Star Chamber in Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire, 1610441
2017 - Winner Nicola Blacklaws, PhD student, School of History, Politics and International Relations, University of Leicester‘Old’ and ‘New’ Welfare: The Poor Law and Social Housing in Leicestershire, c.1925-1929431
2017 - Runner UpDavid Peter Helm, PhD student, School of History, Politics and International Relations, University of LeicesterDoctors, Druggists and Patients: The End of the Medical Marketplace in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Gloucester431