The Pollard Prize
The Pollard Prize is awarded annually for the best paper presented at an Institute of Historical Research seminar (in-person on online) by a postgraduate student or by a researcher within one year of completing the PhD. The prize is supported by Oxford University Press.
About the annual Pollard Prize (supported by Oxford University Press)
Area of research:
Any historical (post 500 AD)
Fast track publication in the IHR journal, Historical Research, and £500 of OUP books.
Publication in Historical Research, and £200 of OUP books. A variable number of runner up prizes will be awarded, depending on the quality of applications in any given year.
Enquiries and submissions should be directed to the Editor, Historical Research. Email Sara Charles.
Applications open: until 2 June 2023
Applicants are required to have delivered a paper (in-person or online) at an IHR seminar during the academic year in which the award is made. Submissions should be supported by a reference from a convenor of the appropriate seminar.
Papers should be fully referenced and should follow our submission style guide. All papers submitted must be eligible for publication.
Papers scheduled to be given after the deadline but in the same academic year can be submitted in advance with the support of a convenor.
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Last Years' Winners
William White: ‘Making peace in the English civil wars’, given at the IHR British History in the 17th Century seminar.
Finn Gleeson: ‘Memory, community and the End of Empire on the Isle of Dogs, 1980-2004’, given at the IHR Britain at Home and Abroad seminar.
Grace Heaton: ‘Christian feminism? Women Against the Ordination of Women and the St Hilda Community, 1986-1992', given at the IHR Modern Religious History Seminar.