The society offered a prize for the best paper given by a postgraduate student at the annual conference until 2019.


Find out how to submit your paper


Recent Winners

2019: Katrina-Louise Moseley (University of Cambridge), ‘It Leaves a Horrible Taste in My Mouth’: Making Sense of Gustatory Feeling in Post-War Britain.

2018: Stephanie Allen (University of Hertfordshire), Recreating Virginity: Fears of Sexual Deviance in Early Modern England, c. 1540-1750. You can read more about the winning paper here.

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.


Prize Winners on the Social History Exchange

Following our 2018 annual conference, we set up a new Social History Exchange blog and invited the prize winners and runners-up to contribute, reflecting on their experience of the conference and presenting as well as discussing their research. You can read their posts by clicking the links below: