Call for Nominations – Women’s History Network Book Prize


The Women´s History Network (UK) will award annually (until further
notice) a prize of £500 for an author´s first single authored book
which makes a significant contribution to women´s history or gender
history and is written in an accessible style that is rewarding to
the general reader of history. The book must be written in English
and be published the year previous to when the award is made. Current

members of the WHN Steering Committee are not eligible to enter the

The prize will be presented at the Women´s History Network (UK)
Annual Conference . Books to be considered for this competition
should have been published during the year 1st January 2008 and 31st
December 2008.

To be eligible for the award, the candidate should be a member of the

Women´s History Network (UK) and be normally resident in the UK.

We welcome submissions from any area of women´s history or gender and

history. The books will be considered by a panel of judges set up by

the Women´s History Network (UK).

Those wishing to apply for the prize should first contact

Dr Kathryn Gleadle
Mansfield College

Candidates for the Prize in 2009 must apply by 15 March 2009, sending

a formal letter to Kathryn Gleadle and enclosing a copy of their
book. Publishers may be asked to verify the `first book´ status of
the author and title, and will be requested to send further copies
of titles that are shortlisted in due course.

For further details visit the Women´s History Network website


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