The Royal Historical Society’s Alexander Prize is awarded for a journal article or essay based on original historical research – written by a doctoral candidate or those recently awarded their doctorate – and published in a journal or an edited collection of essays. The 2022 Prize recognises original research published in 2021.
The 2022 Shortlist recognises the scholarly contribution of 10 articles and essays published in 2021
- Jamie Banks, ‘Ganja Madness: Cannabis, Insanity, and Indentured Labor in British Guiana and Trinidad, 1881-1912’, in Lucas Richert and James H. Mills eds. Cannabis: Global Histories (MIT, 2021)
- Frederick Crofts, ‘Visualizing Germanness Through Costumes in the Sixteenth Century’, Historical Journal 64 (2021)
- Natalia Doan, ‘Samurai and Southern Belles: Interracial Romance, Southern Morality, and the 1860 Japanese Embassy’, Journal of Social History 55 (2021)
- Tamara Fernando, ‘”Seeing Like the Sea”: A Multispecies History of the Ceylon Pearl Fishery 1800-1925’, Past and Present 254 (February 2022)
- Anna McKay, ‘Allowed to die’? Prison Hulks, Convict Corpses and the Inquiry of 1847′, Cultural and Social History, 18 (2021)
- Ella Sbaraini, ‘The Materiality of English Suicide Letters, c.1700-c.1850’, Historical Journal, 65 (October 2021)
- Margot Tudor, ‘Gatekeepers to Decolonisation: Recentring the UN Peacekeepers on the Frontline of West Papua’s Re- colonisation, 1962–3’, Journal of Contemporary History 57 (May 2021)
- Jon Winder, ‘Revisiting the Playground: Charles Wicksteed, Play Equipment and Public Spaces for Children in Early Twentieth-Century Britain’, Urban History 48 (October 2021)
- Marta Zboralska, ‘Living Color: Henryk Stażewski’s Interior Models’, Art Journal, 80 (Fall 2021)
- Tommaso Zerbi, ‘Pelagio Palagi’s Floating Castles: Risorgimental Neo-Medievalism, Architectural Ephemera, and Politics at the Court of Savoy’, Architectural Histories 9 (2021)
The Prize offers £250 to the winning author.
THE WINNER OF THIS YEAR’S ALEXANDER PRIZE WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON FRIDAY 22 JULY, ALONG WITH RECIPIENTS OF THE SOCIETY’S OTHER 2022 AWARDS — FOR PUBLISHING, TEACHING AND RESEARCH.
About the Prize
The Alexander Prize is the Royal Historical Society’s longest-running award, endowed in 1897 by L.C. Alexander, RHS Secretary at the Society’s foundation in 1868.
Authors eligible the Prize must be doctoral students in a historical subject at a UK institution, or be within two years of having a submitted a corrected thesis in a historical subject in a UK institution at the time of the closing date for entries.
Also available: the 2022 Whitfield and Gladstone Book Prize Shortlists
The RHS Whitfield Prize is awarded to a first monograph in the field of British and Irish History. This year’s shortlist of six titles is also now available, with the winner announced on Friday 22 July.
The RHS Gladstone Prize is awarded to a first monograph in the field of European or World History. This year’s shortlist of six titles is also now available, with the winner announced on Friday 22 July.