The society offers a prize for the best paper given by a postgraduate student at the annual conference. Due to constraints on the availability of judges only the first TWENTY entries may be considered for the prize, so early submission is encouraged. Only those who have not previously entered for the prize are eligible for consideration.’

Details will soon be announced of how those who have papers accepted for the 2018 conference can put them forward for the prize.


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.