Royal Historical Society Public History Prize 2017

Publish Date: Mar 15, 2017

Deadline: Nov 30, 2017

Public History Prize

The Royal Historical Society are delighted to announce the second round of The Public History Prize, in partnership with the IHR’s Public History Seminar and the Historical Association. The Prize recognises work that promotes public understanding of history and communicates a critical understanding of the past.

We invite nominations of public history work undertaken in the UK in any one of these five categories:

  • Museums & Exhibitions
  • Film & TV
  • Radio & Podcasts
  • Online Resources
  • Public Debate & Policy

There will be a prize-winner in each category, and an overall winner. Additionally, the panel will award two student prizes for work in UK universities: one for undergraduates and one for post-graduates. We welcome student work in any form that engages public audiences or deals with the roles of heritage, history and historians in public life.

The selection panel will consist of: Professor Tony Badger (Emeritus Professor, University of Cambridge); Professor Mary Beard (University of Cambridge); Dr. Alix Green (University of Essex); Professor Aled Jones; Professor Ludmilla Jordanova (Chair, Durham University); Dr Olwen Purdue (Queen’s University, Belfast); Professor John Tosh (Roehampton University).

Nominations opened on December 1st 2016 and will be reviewed throughout the year, with the last entries accepted on November 30th 2017. Nominations should be made as early as possible to ensure the judges have adequate time to review submissions, especially for exhibitions. Winners will be announced early in 2018. Any queries can be sent to Melanie Ransom (

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