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February 02, 2020

Printing Historical Society Prize for New Scholarship

The Society is pleased to announce the ‘Printing Historical Society Prize for New Scholarship’, a competition for a new article on any printing-historical subject, suitable for the Society’s Journal. The details and rules are as follows:

1) The competition will be called the ‘Printing Historical Society Prize for New Scholarship’ (or ‘PHS Prize’ for short).

2) Scholars and practitioners who have worked in the field for no more than seven years are invited to submit an original article on any printing-historical subject (see Notes for contributors). The article should be between 4,000 and 8,000 words, and not previously published. Deadline 1 October 2020 (and annually thereafter).

3) The competition will be judged by a panel comprised of the members of the Society’s Grants & Prizes Committee and the Journal Editor. Only the chair of the panel will know the identity of each competitor; the other members will read submissions anonymously and thus judge them solely on their literary qualities, level of scholarship and of novel contribution to the discipline.

4) The article judged best will be awarded the title ‘Printing Historical Society Prize for New Scholarship’ for that year, a purse of £500, membership of the Society for that year, and publication in the Society’s Journal (and digitally on the Society’s website, and other platforms as appropriate), subject to the usual processes of peer-review. The Society reserves the right not to make an award if no articles of suitable quality are received.

5) All articles submitted for the competition will be eligible for publication in the Society’s Journal, at the Editor’s discretion, and none may be published elsewhere until the results of the competition have been announced (the announcement of the results will be made before the end of each calendar year in which the competition is held).

6) Applicants for the Prize should send their article (in Word format), with a short covering-letter, outlining their research and status as a student, early-career researcher, independent scholar, librarian, printer, printmaker etc. new to printing history, to the Journal Editor by the deadline specified.

The Journal Editor (editor@printinghistoricalsociety.org.uk) will be happy to answer queries and discuss possible subjects and approaches for submissions.

Posted by Francis Cave at February 2, 2020 11:15 PM