Monday, June 28, 2004

Essay competition, Local History of England and Wales

Early modernists may be interested in the following:

The John Nichols Prize is awarded annually by the University of Leicester through its Centre for English Local History for an essay on any aspect of the local history of England and Wales.

Essays must be submitted on or before 31 December. They must be typewritten, on one side of the paper only, with double spacing for the text, and single or double spacing for the footnotes. They must not exceed 20,000 words in length, excluding footnotes. References should be given as footnotes at the foot of the page and in a style recognized in Humanities publications (not Harvard and not endnotes). Unrevised dissertations may be submitted provided that they have been awarded a distinction by a Higher Education institution (HEI). Ph.D./D.Phil dissertation and thesis chapters may be submitted provided the chapter also elucidates the general context and importance for research into the local history of England and Wales.

Essays should be sent to: John Nichols Prize, Centre for English Local History, University of Leicester, Marc Fitch Historical Institute, 5 Salisbury Road, Leicester, LE1 7QR. A stamped addressed envelope should accompany the typescript for return.

Informal enquiries made be made to:


  1. Anonymous10:49 AM

    This looks fun. I wish I had the time. Would it be open to completely non-academic people? I'm thinking of my Dad.

  2. Anonymous10:49 AM

    That was me.

  3. If your dad has something that fits the criteria I don't see why not. He could email Dave Postles (the email address given for enquiries) to check, but it doesn't say that you must be in a university. After all there are plenty of good independent scholars out there, perhaps especially in local history; it should be the quality of the work that counts.


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