Duncan Tanner Essay Prize 2017
Entries now open
Twentieth Century British History ( TCBH ) is pleased to sponsor an annual Essay Prize. The aim of the Duncan Tanner Essay Prize is to encourage a high standard of scholarship amongst postgraduate research students in Britain and abroad.
The winner's prize will consist of:
- Publication of the winning essay in Twentieth Century British History
- A cash prize of £300
- £200 worth of OUP books
- One year's free subscription to Twentieth Century British History
THE COMPETITION RULES
Word limit: maximum of 10,000 words
Closing date for submissions: 1 November 2017
The competition is open to anyone currently registered for a higher research degree, or who completed one no earlier than October 2016. Entries must be accompanied by an official Duncan Tanner Essay Prize Entry Form that has been countersigned by the entrant's academic supervisor or head of department. The entry must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere.
Full rules and entry requirements, along with the entry form, are available here.
HOW TO ENTER
Full details and an Essay Prize Entry Form are available:
- by downloading a PDF here
- by writing to:
Professor Adrian Bingham
Department of History
University of Sheffield
1 Upper Hanover Street
PROMOTE THE PRIZE
A poster to promote the Essay Prize is available as a PDF to download here.
The winner of the 2016 Duncan Tanner Essay Prize was:
Historical pageants, citizenship, and the performance of women’s history before second-wave feminism
Zoe Thomas (Royal Holloway University of London)
The article is forthcoming.
Previous winning articles (freely available online)
- 2015: Sam Wetherell, Pilot Zones for Freedom: Enterprise Zones and Urban Non-Planning in Post-War Britain
- 2014: Andrew Seaton, Against the 'Sacred Cow': NHS Opposition and the Fellowship for Freedom in Medicine, 1948-1972
- 2013: Chloe Ward, "‘Something of the Spirit of Stalingrad’: British Women, their Soviet Sisters, Propaganda and Politics in the Second World War."
- 2012: Sam Brewitt-Taylor, "The invention of a 'secular society'? Christianity and the sudden appearance of secularization discourses in the British national media, 1961-64"
- 2011: Christina Loong, "'Victory Will Be With Us': British Propaganda and Imperial Duty in Florence during the First World War"
- 2010: Eve Colpus, "The Week's Good Cause: Mass Culture and Cultures of Philanthropy at the Inter-war BBC"
- 2009: Patrick Zander, "(Right) Wings over Everest: High Adventure, High Technology and High Nationalism on the Roof of the World, 1932–1934"
- 2008: Allison Abra, "Doing the Lambeth Walk: Novelty Dances and the British Nation"
- 2007: Alasdair Pinkerton, "Strangers in the Night’: The Falklands Conflict as a Radio War"
- 2006: Sandra Dawson, "Working Class Consumers and the Campaign for Holidays with Pay"
- 2005: Dr. Dolly Smith Wilson, "A New Look At The Affluent Worker: The Good Working Mother In Post-War Britain"
- 2003: Dr. Selina Todd, "Poverty and Aspiration: Young Women’s Entry to Employment in Inter-war England"