Duaiseanna - Prizes

 

There are four annual prizes offered for papers delivered at our annual conference:

 

  • Robert Dudley Edwards Prize, for best undergraduate paper - 250 euro
  • Saothar Prize for Irish Labour History - 250 euro
  • Diarmuid Whelan Prize in Political and Intellectual History - 200 euro
  • The Irish Economic and Social History Society Prize - 200 euro
See below for details on each competition's requirements

 

 

There is also a postgraduate prize, the W.G. Neely offered by the Church of Ireland Historical Society, details of which can be found here: http://www.churchofirelandhist.org/w-g-neely-postgraduate-prize/

 


 

1) Robert Dudley Edwards Prize for the Best Undergraduate Paper

 

A prize of €250 will be awarded to an undergraduate paper, read at the Irish History Students' Association Annual Conference in Galway in 2016, which is deemed outstanding by a panel of judges. The prize is in memory of Robert Dudley Edwards, former Professor of Modern Irish History at University College Dublin, who was for many years the Senior Archivist of the IHSA to which he gave his constant support.

 

Papers should be 4,000-5,000 words long, inclusive of footnotes and bibliography, and should be clearly marked with the applicant's name, college affiliation, contact details (mobile and email), and the words 'Robert Dudley Edwards Prize'. They should be submitted by 31 August 2016 and sent by email attachment (in Word) to Dr Deirdre McMahon, Deirdre.McMahon@mic.ul.ie

 

The papers will be assessed by a panel of judges and the result will be announced in late 2016. The prize will be presented at the following year's IHSA Conference in 2017. The judges reserve the right not to award the prize if no essay meets the required standard.

 

 

2) Saothar Prize for Irish Labour History

 

The Irish Labour History Society will award a prize of €250 to the student whose paper, read at the Irish History Students' Association Annual Conference in Galway in 2014, is deemed outstanding by a panel of judges, and which, through new research adds to our knowledge of labour history.

 

Papers on Irish and non-Irish themes will be accepted for submission and should be 6,000 words, inclusive of footnotes. Applicants should consult the ‘Guidelines for Contributors’ published in Saothar: the Journal of the Irish Labour History Society which are also on the IHSA website. They should be submitted by 31 August 2016 and sent by email attachment to: sarahanne.buckley@nuigalway.ie

 

The papers will be assessed by a panel of judges and the result will be announced in late 2016. The prize will be presented at the following year's IHSA Conference in 2017. The judges reserve the right not to award the prize if no essay meets the required standard. The paper will also be considered for publication in the journal Saothar for which Dr Buckley is currently the co-editor.

 

 

3) Diarmuid Whelan Prize in Political and Intellectual History

 

The Diarmuid Whelan Prize in Political and Intellectual History is offered by the School of History in UCC in memory of their colleague Dr Diarmaid Whelan who died at the age of 37 in May 2010.

Articles should be 6,000-8,000 words, inclusive of footnotes. They should be submitted by 31 August 2016 and sent by email attachment to: david.ryan@ucc.ie

 

The papers will be assessed by an academic referee and the result will be announced in late 2016. The prize, worth €200, will be presented at the following year's IHSA Conference in 2015. The assessor reserves the right not to award the prize if no essay meets the required standard.

 

 

4) The Irish Economic and Social History Society Prize

 

The Irish Economic and Social History Society will award a prize of €200 to the student whose paper, read at the Irish History Students' Association Annual Conference in 2016, is deemed outstanding by a panel of judges, and which, through new research, adds to our knowledge of the economic history of Ireland. The Society wishes particularly to promote economic history and so the Prize will be for economic history and not social history. The decision will be announced at the conference.