Essay Prize

The Scottish Church History Prize recognises exceptional PhD research

and scholarship in the field of Scottish church history.

Scottish Church History Prize

Scottish Church History Prize 2022

 

The Scottish Church History Society is pleased to announce the third round of our Scottish Church History Prize, first awarded in 2019. This annual prize recognises exceptional PhD research and scholarship in the field of Scottish church history. All entries will be considered for publication in the Society’s journal, Scottish Church History. The winning author will be awarded £500.

 

The closing date for entries is midnight on 12 June 2022. We plan to announce the winner and award the prize at the Autumn conference in November 2022. Entries should be submitted with a short biographical note to schsessayprize@gmail.com. See below for further details.

 

  • Entries on any aspect of Scottish church history will be considered.

  • The essay submitted must be based on original research and should be accompanied by a 250 word abstract.

  • Essays must be between 5,000 and 8,000 words in length, including footnotes. Shorter or longer entries will not be considered.

  • Essays already published, accepted for future publication, or under consideration with another journal are not eligible for submission.

  • Current PhD students, or those who graduated with their doctorate after 1 January 2020, are eligible to apply.

Previous Winners

 

2020: Nathan Hood, 'An Instrument of Conversion: James Melville’s Musical Catechism'

2019: Clare Loughlin, 'The Church of Scotland and the ‘increase of popery’, c.1690–1714'