Fass-Sandin Prize for Best Article

The Society for the History of Children and Youth (SHCY) is pleased to call for nominations for the best article in English on the history of children, childhood, or youth (broadly construed) published in 2014 in a print or online journal.

The deadline for nominations is 15 April 2014.

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Member’s Recently Published Book with Chapter on Infanticide

Prof Susan Broomhall, a network member, brought out a new book the 9th of March, 2015. It is on spaces for feeling: emotions and Sociabilities in Britain, 1650-1850 with the first chapter on narrative of Infanticide: ‘At my mother’s house’: Community and Household Spaces in Early Eighteenth-Century Scottish Infanticide Narratives

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Open Access Article in February 2015 SSHM Journal

The most recent edition of the Social History of Medicine Journal has two articles that may be of interests to many of you. One is on pregnancy in the Court of Turin during the early modern period based on the correspondence between Catalina of Savoy and her husband. The second looks at the Sudden Child Death Syndrome (SIDS) in the British context. This last one is availabe on Open Access.

2015 Adele E. Clarke Book Award—a brand new honor in our field!

ReproNetwork, an interdisciplinary group of researchers who study reproduction, invites submissions for the 2015 Adele E. Clarke Book Award. This award is for an outstanding socio-cultural study of reproductive processes, experiences, technologies, politics, and/or practices published in 2014. Consistent with the composition of the ReproNetwork community, the prize committee welcomes submissions by historians, sociologists, anthropologists, public intellectuals, activists, and others.

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Roy Porter Award

Deadline for submissions: 1 February 2015

The Society for the Social History of Medicine (SSHM) invites submissions to its 2014 Roy Porter Student Essay Prize Competition. This prize will be awarded to the best original, unpublished essay in the social history of medicine submitted to the competition as judged by the SSHM’s assessment panel. It is named in honour of the late Professor Roy Porter, a great teacher and a generous scholar.

The competition is open to undergraduate and post-graduate students in full or part-time education. The winner will be awarded £500.00, and his or her entry may also be published in the journal, Social History of Medicine.

For more information visit the website

Any questions about the competition should be directed to our Membership Secretary: Dr Catherine Cox School of History and Archives University College Dublin John Henry Newman Building Belfield Dublin 4 Ireland.

RHS Public History Prize

The RHS, in partnership with the Public History Seminar at the IHR, is pleased to announce a new prize in public history. This prize is intended to promote the field of public history by recognising work that enhances public understanding of the place of the past in today’s social, political and cultural life. The Public History Seminar was set up in 2012 to provide a forum for historians of all kinds – academics, students, professional practitioners and the interested public – to discuss history’s many roles in public life today.

The judging panel comprises Professor Mary Beard (Cambridge); Dr. Alix Green (Hertfordshire); Professor Aled Jones (National Library of Wales) and Professor John Tosh (Roehampton).  It is chaired by Professor Ludmilla Jordanova (Durham).

Prizes will be judged in several categories:

Museums & Exhibitions
Print publications for general audiences
Web-based projects

For more details and information on how to enter head over to the RHS website