RSJ Book & Article Prizes

About the Prizes

Since 2016, the Royal Studies Journal has featured two prizes – one for the best new book in the field and another to recognize new research from graduate students and early career scholars. The prizes were initially sponsored by Canterbury Christchurch University and are now sponsored by Winchester University Press. From 2020, the RSJ moved to a biennial scheme, alternating between the book and article prizes in order to increase the number of entries eligible for nomination by extending the time period for works under consideration.

In 2021 the article prize will be awarded for the best article or chapter by a postgraduate student or early career scholar—either a previously published piece or one which has not yet been published. The prize is worth £100 and will be awarded at the Kings and Queens 10 conference to be hosted by the University of the Highlands and Islands Centre for History from 29 June-2 July 2021. The book chapter/article prize winner will also be featured in the December 2021 issue of the Royal Studies Journal—if the article is unpublished it will be published in the issue and if it has already been published, links and full publication details will be given or if the publisher gives permission, it may be reprinted in the December issue. There may be honourable mentions for highly commended runners-up.

For further information, check out the RSJ Homepage