Award winning books

Take a look at our recent and previous prize winning books and learn more about the awards below.

Recent prizes include

Sonic ethnography – Winner of the 2021 John Collier Jr. Award for Still Photography

Edmund Spenser and the romance of space – Winner of the of the 2020 University English Book Prize

Distant sisters – Winner of the Mander Jones Award from the Australian Society of Archivists (Best publication that uses features or interprets Australian archives, written or edited by a person in their own right)

Women art workers and the Arts and Crafts movementWinner of the Women’s History Network Book Prize 2021 

Britain’s ‘brown babies’ – Winner of the 2021 Social History Society Book Prize 

Empires of light – Finalist for the Historians of British Art Book Prize 2021 (Exemplary Scholarship after 1800)

Victorian touring actresses – Shortlisted for the Theatre Book Prize 2021

Higher Education in a Globalizing World – HESIG Best Book Award, honourable mention

Deporting Black Britons – BSA Philip Abrams Memorial Prize 2021

Bordering Britain – SLSA 2021 Theory & History prize

Dramas at Westminster – WJM Mackenzie Book Prize, PSA

The Looking Machine – CHOICE’S Outstanding Books of 2020

Unfinished Business – runner up, WJM Mackenzie Prize, PSA

Transplantation Gothic – Shortlisted for the 2020 British Society for Literature and Science book award

Distant sisters – Winner of the inaugural Donna Coates Book Prize 2021

Tattoos in crime and detective narratives – Winner of the International Crime Fiction Association Book Prize for non-fiction books

Conservative Revolutionary – Winner of The Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography 2020

Women’s medicine – Winner of the 2020 Henry-E.-Sigerist-Prize for the History of Medicine and Science

Photographic Subjects – Co-winner of the Royal Studies Journal Book Prize for 2020

Photographic Subjects – Winner of the inaugural 2020 Asian Studies Association of Australia mid-career book prize

Writing the Welsh borderlands in Anglo-Saxon England – Winner of the 2020 SEMA award for best first book

Ideal homes, 1918-39 – Winner of the 2020  Historians of British Art Book Award for Exemplary Scholarship on the Period after 1800

Previous prizes include

Landscape of Words – Winner of the 2019 Murphy First Book Prize from the American Conference for Irish Studies (ACIS) 

Writing the Welsh borderlands in Anglo-Saxon England – Winner of the 2019 International Society for the Study of Early Medieval England’s Best Book

From Partition to Brexit – Winner of the Political Studies Association of Ireland’s 2019 Brian Farrell book prize

Unlimited action – Longlisted for the Historians of British Art Book Award for Exemplary Scholarship on the Period after 1800

Leonora Carrington and the international avant-garde – Longlisted for the Historians of British Art Book Award for Exemplary Scholarship on the Period after 1800

Building reputations – Winner of the Alice Davis Hitchcock medallion for 2019

Unearthing childhood – Winner of the 2019 Archaeology & Ancient History PROSE award from the Association of American Publishers (AAP)

Stacking the coffins – Winner of the CHOICE Outstanding Academic Titles Award

The gestures of participatory art – Winner of the 2019 ASCA Book Award

Transatlantic traumas – Winner of the CHOICE Outstanding Academic Titles Award

Performing women – Winner of the David Bevington Award 2019

Children born of war in the twentieth century – Runner up in the 2019 Social History Book Prize

The gothic novel in Ireland, c. 1760–1829 – Winner of the Rhodes Prize for Literature and Language 2019

The synthetic proposition – Winner of the 31st annual Charles C. Eldredge Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in American Art

From Partition to Brexit – Winner of the PSAI Book of the Year for 2018

Environment, labour, and capitalism at sea – Winner of the Society for the Anthropology of Work Book Prize 2018

Women poets of the English Civil War – Winner of the 2018 Society for the Study of Early Modern Women Award for Best Teaching Edition

Polysituatedness – Winner of the 2018 Niall Lucy Award

Tea and empire – Shortlisted for the Saltire Society Research Book of the Year Award 2018

Noble society – Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2018

Ideal homes, 1918-39 – Shortlisted for the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain Alice Davis Hitchcock Medallion 2018

Dangerous bodies – Winner of the Alan Lloyd Smith Memorial Prize in 2017

The extended self –  CICA Bruno Zevi Book Award 2017

From empire to exileRHS Gladstone Prize

Loud and proudBBC Radio 4’s Thinking Allowed Award for Ethnography 2017

Ephemeral city – 2017 Gladys Krieble Delmas Book Prize for the best book in Venetian Renaissance history

Spenser and Virgil – The Isabel MacCaffrey Award 2017

Shakespeare’s storms –  2016 Shakespeare’s Globe Book Award

Our fighting sisters – Women’s History Network Book Prize 2016

Health, medicine and the sea – Society for the History of Navy Medicine Book Prize 2016

Britain and the formation of the Gulf States – Japan Consortium for Area Studies Award (Toryu-sho category) 2016

Between earth and heaven – Southeastern Medieval Association Award for Best First Book 2016

Training minds for the war of ideas – PSA Group Prize

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