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Have you carried out a local or community history project with, about or for women?

On behalf of Professor Maggie Andrews from the University of Worcester:

Have you carried out a local or community history project with, about or for women?  Did your project participants produce a documentary, pamphlet, book, exhibition, artefact or event to share your findings?  Was or will the project be completed between 1st of January 2014 and 31st May 2015?

Then please consider nominating yourselves for the:

Women’s History Network  -  Community History Prize (sponsored by the History Press)

This annual prize of £500 is awarded for a Community History Project by, about, or for Women in a particular locale or community which has led to the production of a documentary, pamphlet, book, exhibition, artefact or event.  The activity must have been completed between the 1st of January 2014 and 31st May 2015.

Individuals or groups can nominate themselves or someone else up to the 31 May 2015.

The Prize will be judged by a panel made up of representatives of: the WHN, The History Press, Archives and Community Historians and awarded at the WHN National Conference in September 2015. 

The completed nomination form and supporting evidence must be sent by 31 May 2015 via email to Professor Maggie Andrews. Further supporting materials can be sent via post to Prof. Maggie Andrews (WHN Community Prize) IHCA, Breden 137, University of Worcester, Henwick Grove, WR2 6AJ.

For further details of the Conference, visit the Women’s History Network, or to see details of last year’s winner and those projects awarded a Highly Commended status.

To see the range of books published by the History Press and for further details about their support of the prize, visit their website.

WHN Community Prize Nomination Form