The society offers a prize for the best paper given by a postgraduate student at the annual conference.

We are currently accepting submissions for this year’s prize. The judges will consider the first 20 papers received before the deadline on Friday 4 May 2018.


Find out how to submit your paper


Recent Winners

2017: Sophie Greenway (University of Warwick), Producer or consumer? The house, the garden and the sourcing of vegetables in Britain, 1930-1970. You can read the winning paper here.

2016: Kate Gibson (University of Sheffield), Natural Alliances: Illegitimate Children and Familial Relationships in Long Eighteenth Century England. You can read the winning paper here.

2015: Alex Loxham (Lancaster University), Handling the Stock: Women, Fabric and Tactility in Nineteenth-Century English Shops. You can read the winning paper here.

2014: Leah Astbury (University of Cambridge), Caring for Newborns in seventeenth-century England.
Runner up: John Morgan (University of Warwick), Boundary disputes and the uses of history in early modern English floodplains.