The 2023 shortlist recognises the scholarly contribution and quality of six history monographs published in 2022.
- The Virginia Venture: American Colonization and English Society, 1580-1660 by Misha Ewen (University of Pennsylvania Press)
- News from Moscow: Soviet Journalism and the Limits of Postwar Reform by Simon Huxtable (Oxford University Press)
- On Arid Ground: Political Ecologies of Empire in Russian Central Asia by Jennifer Keating (Oxford University Press)
- Necropolis: Disease, Power, and Capitalism in the Cotton Kingdom by Kathryn Olivarius (Harvard University Press)
- Uncivil Liberalism: Labour, Capital and Commercial Society in Dadabhai Naoroji’s Political Thought by Vikram Visana (Cambridge University Press)
- Royal Childhood and Child Kingship: Boy Kings in England, Scotland, France and Germany, c. 1050–1262 by Emily Joan Ward (Cambridge University Press)
The Prize offers £1000 to the author of a first monograph in the field of European and World History.
THE WINNER OF THIS YEAR’S GLADSTONE PRIZE WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN LATE JUNE / EARLY JULY, ALONG WITH RECIPIENTS OF THE SOCIETY’S OTHER 2023 AWARDS.
About the Prize
The Gladstone Prize is one of the Royal Historical Society’s two annual book awards
Titles eligible for the 2023 Prize will be:
- its author’s first solely written history book;
- on a subject within a field of European or World History;
- an original and scholarly work of historical research by an author who received their doctoral degree from a British or Irish university;
- published in English during the calendar year 2022.
The Gladstone Memorial Trust made it possible for the RHS to launch the Gladstone History book prize in 1998. The Prize subsequently received support from the Linbury Trust. Find out more about the Prize, and its previous winners, on the RHS website.
Also available: the 2023 Whitfield Book Prize Shortlist
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 in late June / early July.