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Women’s History Network Community History Prize 2017


The Women’s History Network is a national association and charity for the promotion of women’s history and the encouragement of women and men interested in women’s history. Established in 1991, the network reaches out to welcome people from any background who share a passion for women’s history.

This annual prize of £500 is awarded to the team behind a Community History Project by, about, or for women in a particular locale or community which has been completed between the 1 January 2016 and 31 May 2017.  It has been sponsored by The History Press since 2015.
The winners will be invited to receive their prize at the 26th Annual Women’s History Network Conference at University of Birmingham on 1-2 September 2017.

Deadline for nominations is 31 May 2017.

We encourage submissions from projects which include a strong element of community engagement or collaboration and which communicate a sense of heritage uncovered and learning shared by participants from outside the academic or professional heritage sector.

Projects can have creative or wellbeing outcomes, as well as research outputs, but the entrants’ activity must have led to the creation of something which is based on and communicates the findings of the group’s historical research, such as a production, artwork, website, documentary, pamphlet, heritage trail, book, exhibition, artefact or event.


Please complete this form electronically as a Word document: Community History Prize Entry 2017

And send as an email attachment with two jpg images  showing your project activity which can be used as part of WHN/History Press publicity in print and online to Professor Maggie Andrews at the University of Worcester.

The Prize will be judged by a panel of representatives drawn from the Women’s History Network (WHN), The History Press, heritage professionals and community historians. Photographs of all project entries will be displayed at the WHN Annual Conference.

Further supporting evidence of the project, can be sent via email or by post to Prof. Maggie Andrews (WHN Community Prize) IHCA, Bredon 176, University of Worcester, Henwick Grove, WR2 6AJ.

This might include, for example: a copy of the book, pamphlet, website, video etc produced, photographs or video of the event, artefact or exhibition, copies of any newspaper reports, reviews or feedback on the project.  Please note that we cannot undertake to return these items



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