Clare Evans Prize

In memory of Dr Clare Evans, a national prize worth ?500 is offered annually for an original essay in the field of women’s history or gender and history. Essays are considered by a panel of judges set up by the Women’s History Network and the Trustees of the Clare Evans Memorial Fund. The winning essay is submitted for possible publication to Women’s History Review. The prize will be presented at the Women’s History Conference in Cardiff in September 2012.
Clare Evans was an outstanding woman who died tragically of cervical cancer on 30 November 1997, aged just 37. Born in Bath, she read history at the University of Manchester, graduating in 1982. She continued her studies, registering for a PhD at the University whilst preparing and delivering seminars on feminist history, creating the first feminist historiography course in collaboration with Kersten England and Ann Hughes. Clare would have approved of an award which helped women to publish for the first time, giving them the confidence to further develop their ideas.
To be eligible for the award, the candidate must be a) a woman who has not yet had a publication in a major academic journal, b) not in a permanent academic position, and c) normally resident in the UK.
The article should be in English and of 6,000 to 8,000 words in length including footnotes. We welcome submissions from any area of women’s history or gender and history. Please also include brief biographical details (education, current job or other circumstances) and include a cover sheet with title only (not name) to facilitate anonymous judging.
Those wishing to apply for the prize should first email or write for further details to:
Ann Hughes, School of Humanities (History), University of Keele, Keele, Staffs, ST5 5BG. Email: Please send completed essays to Ann Hughes by 31 May 2012.