mardi 8 juillet 2014

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2014 SSHM Undergraduate prize competition - Society for the Social History of Medicine 

Call for applications

Rules and Entry Form
The Society for the Social History of Medicine invites submissions to its 2014 SSHM Undergraduate Prize Competition.

1. Prize: Up to SIX prizes will be awarded for the best unpublished original research essays in the social history of medicine. We will consider two groups of undergraduate students: humanities and social science students, and medical, healthcare and allied science students. Up to THREE prizes will be awarded to each group. The winners will be awarded £100.00 each. The winning entries may also be published on the Society’s website,

2. Eligible Candidates: undergraduate students, part-time or full-time, in the humanities and social sciences, or medicine, healthcare and allied sciences.
All candidates must join the Society for the Social History of Medicine by the date of submission. You can join the Society via the website of Oxford University Press. Alternatively, please contact the Membership Secretary of the SSHM. (The membership requirement may be waived for residents of developing countries, as listed on the OUP website. Please contact the Membership Secretary for further guidance.)
The essay competition is only for students registered as of the deadline for submission of entries and for those students who have been awarded their undergraduate degree in 2014.
Candidates who are uncertain as to whether they are eligible to enter the competition should contact the Secretary before preparing their entry.

3 Essays must be:
Unpublished and not submitted to any other competition at the same time
Written in English
Anonymous (Authors must identify themselves only on a detachable cover sheet)
3,000-5,000 words in length (including footnotes)
In conformity with the basic bibliographic conventions of Social History of Medicine, available at

NOTE: The same essay cannot be submitted more than once, and entries from previous years will not be accepted.

4 Assessment Panel: The panel, chaired by the Chair of the Society for the Social History of Medicine, will consist of members of the Executive Committee and at least one member of the Society’s editorial team. Where deemed necessary, assistance will be requested from members of the editorial board of our journal, Social History of Medicine.

5 To enter: Please send an electronic version of the essay and a short CV to the SSHM Membership Secretary, Dr Catherine Cox, as email attachments (email address:

Please send a hard copy of the completed entry form (see below) via mail to Dr Catherine Cox, School of History and Archives, John Henry Newman Building, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland, or scan and send by email. The student’s supervisor must also sign this form as proof of eligibility.

The deadline for mailing entries is 1 September 2014. All entries must be emailed on or before the deadline date. Please note: A decision will be made by December 2014 and the prize winner will be announced shortly afterwards.

Members of the Executive Committee of the SSHM and the Editorial Board of Social History of Medicine may not enter either competition, even if otherwise eligible.

Feedback on individual submissions will not be available from the Assessment Panel.

The prize will not be awarded if the Assessment Panel considers that none of the essays reaches an acceptable standard.

Contact: SSHM Membership Secretary, Dr Catherine Cox, School of History and Archives, John Henry Newman Building, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.

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