The deadline for our annual MacCurtain/Cullen Essay Prize in Irishwomen’s History has been extended to 31st March 2023.
The Women’s History Association of Ireland awards an annual MacCurtain/Cullen Prize in Irishwomen’s History in recognition of the outstanding contribution to Irish women’s history by Margaret MacCurtain and Mary Cullen. The prize is offered for the best original essay in the field of Irish women’s or gender history by a current or recent BA or MA/MPhil student.
Eligible candidates for the MacCurtain/Cullen Prize in Irishwomen’s History should be current or recent BA or MA/MPhil students. Original essays of 5-8,000 words (including footnotes) should be based on a dissertation or research essay in the area of Irish women’s or Irish gender history submitted to any university on the island of Ireland between 2017 and 2022. Submissions can deal with any chronological period, any historical subject relating to women/gender, any geographical location on the island of Ireland, and must be in English.
Please indicate in your accompanying email the degree programme to which the essay/ thesis was submitted. If you are submitting a thesis or dissertation extract, please provide a sentence explaining the place of the extract in the wider thesis, to aid the judging panel to contextualise the submitted work. Submissions should be submitted in word format and should not include the author’s name or other identifying information on the document itself. Membership of the WHAI is a requirement for entry.
Please email us at email@example.com with any queries and please email your submission to the Secretary at that address by 31st March 2023.