SHS 2015 Postgraduate Prize Winners

In 2015, the Society’s annual conference took place at the University of Portsmouth on 31 March – 2 April. As ever, this was not only a gathering of some of our most esteemed colleagues, but provided an opportunity to find out about some of the innovative work being conducted from by new researchers as well. We are pleased to announce the winners of two postgraduate prizes.

The postgraduate paper prize was won by Ms Angela Loxham of Lancaster University for her paper on ‘Handling the Stock: Women, Fabric and Tactility in Nineteenth-Century English Shops’. You can read the winning paper by SHS postgraduate paper prize winner 2015.

There was a wonderful exhibition of research posters, putting on display some fascinating PhD research being undertaken in a range of areas of social history. These included cookery books, fatherhood, the printing trade and landscape. The poster prize was won by Ms Jessica Douthwaite of Strathclyde University for her poster on the British experience of the Cold War.

Congratulations to both.