SHS 2016 Postgraduate Prize Winners

We are pleased to announce the winners of our postgraduate prizes for best paper and best poster at our recent 40th anniversary conference.

This year our annual prize for best paper by a postgraduate researcher was kindly sponsored by Routledge/Taylor & Francis.

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.