We are pleased to announce the winners of our postgraduate prizes for best paper and best poster at our recent 40th anniversary conference.
The winner of the £200 prize was Kate Gibson of the University of sheffield for her paper ‘Natural Alliances: Illegitimate Children and Familial Relationships in Long Eighteenth Century England’ (Click here to read the winning paper)
The £50 runner-up prize was won by Imogen Peck of the University of Bristol for her paper ‘The Great Unknown: The Negotiation and Narration of Death by English War Widows, 1647-1660’
During the conference, attendees were able to vote for the best research poster by a postgraduate in our conference exhibition.
The winner of the £100 prize was Olivia Robinson of the University of Oxford for her poster on the topic ‘Out of sight and over here: foreign female domestic servants in London 1880-1939 (click here for a close-up view of the winning poster)
The £50 runner-up prize was awarded to Michael Lambert of Lancaster University for his poster on the topic of ‘Families presenting an abnormal amount of subnormal behaviour’: policing the problem poor in Liverpool, 1934-69
Congratulations to all four of them!
Next year’s conference will be held on 4-6 April 2017, hosted by UCL’s Institute of Education in London. We will be running our postgraduate prizes again as well as launching a new Social History Society Book Prize.