Public History Prize

We are delighted to announce that our postgraduate Public History Prize is back!

The prize was established in 2019 as a mark of gratitude to our outgoing chair Professor Pamela Cox, who was tireless in efforts to open dialogue with different audiences while chairing the Social History Society.

It is awarded to a postgraduate student or an early career researcher who can demonstrate excellence in taking their research beyond the academy. This year’s prize is one year’s free membership of the SHS, a showcase on our Community Exchange and a £300 cash prize.

There are no restrictions on the format of activity undertaken: it could include work with museums and heritage organisations, co-production with community groups, the creation of online resources, media appearances, contributions to public policy, arts based projects or the organisation of events designed for non-academic audiences. However, the activity must have taken place in the past twelve months.

The deadline for nominations or applications is 17 May 2024 – and full details are available on our prize pages.