Cork University Press Books Shortlisted for RHS Whitfield Book Prize
We are delighted to announce that Publishing Ireland Member, Cork University Press have had two books shortlisted for the Royal Historical Society Whitfield Book Prize.
THE 2022 SHORTLIST RECOGNISES THE SCHOLARLY CONTRIBUTION AND QUALITY OF SIX EXCELLENT HISTORY MONOGRAPHS PUBLISHED IN 2021.
- Saving the Children: Humanitarianism, Internationalism, and Empireby Emily Baughan (University of California Press)
- Histories of Everyday Life: The Making of Popular Social History in Britain, 1918-1979 by Laura Carter (Oxford University Press)
- Female Monasticism in Medieval Ireland: An Archaeologyby Tracy Collins (Cork University Press)
- Imperial Bodies in London: Empire, Mobility, and the Making of British Medicine, 1880–1914by Kirstin Hussey (University of Pittsburgh Press)
- Memory and the Dissolution of the Monasteries in Early Modern England by Harriet Lyon (Cambridge University Press)
- ‘The First National Museum’: Dublin’s Natural History Museum in the Mid-Nineteenth Century by Sherra Murphy (Cork University Press)
“For each prize, we have chosen works which ask big questions, make critical interventions in their fields, and demonstrate imaginative engagement with the demands of historical research, and with the world around us. Individually, they are impressive and powerful works of history. Collectively, they point towards some creative and important new directions in the study of the past.”
Dr Emily Robinson, Chair of the Whitfield Prize Committee, 2022
Founded in 1868, the Royal Historical Society (RHS) is a successful learned society, membership organisation and charity with a 150 year history. Today, the RHS is the UK’s foremost society working for historians and history.
In 2022 over 4500 historians belong and contribute to the Society — as fellows and members active in the UK and worldwide. This makes the RHS the UK’s largest membership organisation for historians of all kinds, and from all walks of life — held in high regard by historians internationally, and a partner to many similar organisations overseas.