RHS History Today Prize
The RHS History Today prize rewards high-quality work by undergraduates in their final-year dissertations. It is jointly sponsored by the RHS and History Today, and is part of our close association with a magazine which since 1951 has been a pioneer in communicating the results of historical scholarship to the general public. The successful candidate will be awarded a prize of £250 and, at the discretion of the Editor of History Today, an edited article-length version of their dissertation will be published in a future issue of the magazine.
The 2015 prize was awarded to Cora Salkovskis (University of Oxford) for her dissertation ‘Psychiatric photography and control in the ‘benevolent asylum’ of Holloway: the construction of image, identity and narrative in photographs of female patients in the late nineteenth-century asylum‘. The judges – Dr Lars Fischer of UCL; Professor John Henderson of Birkbeck, University of London; and Paul Lay, Editor of History Today – thought the dissertation was ‘an outstanding piece of work, reflecting equal sensitivity in the use of visual imagery and written evidence and their inter-dependence.’
How to Enter
- The potential level of entries to the prize is large and to reduce numbers to manageable proportions we limit entries to one for every UK Higher Education institution.
- Departments are invited to nominate the candidate judged by the examiners to have presented the best dissertation.
- History departments should complete the Entry Form. They will be asked to upload a copy of the dissertation.
Deadline for entries: 31 August 2017
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