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Medical History's Bynum Prize Returns for 2014

Posted on 24 February 2014

Information now available on 2014's competition

The William Bynum Prize will be awarded to the author of an original essay on any theme relating to the history of medicine and its related sciences. This international competition is open to doctoral students and early post-doctoral researchers (candidates who have completed their PhDs not longer than 3 years before submission of the entry). The Prize’s awarding committee will be chaired by Professor Bynum himself, supported by the editor and members of the editorial advisory board of the journal Medical History. The Prize is generously supported by Cambridge University Press, publishers of Medical History. The Prize is coordinated by Medical History's editorial office which resides within the Centre for Global Health Histories,Department of History, University of York.

An announcement about the winner and runners up of 2013's comptition is available via the Cambridge University Press blog. All at Medical History would like to offer our warm congratualtions to these entrants, and our thanks to everyone who entered the competition.

All enquiries regarding the competition should be directed to the editor of Medical History, Professor Sanjoy Bhattacharya, Director of the Centre for Global Health Histories. Please note that the specifications for submissions are the same as for a general article submitted to Medical History (please see the 'Instructions for Contributors' on Medical History's website).

Of the Prize, Professor Bhattacharya said that “Cambridge University Press’s support for the William Bynum Prize is testament to its commitment to supporting young scholars of the history of medicine, a cause that has always been dear to Bill’s heart.”

All submissions should be sent to the journal editor by the 1 September 2014. Details of the winning essay and its author will be announced in early 2015. The William Bynum Prize will take the shape of a £250 cash award and £250 in Cambridge University Press vouchers. The winning entry will be published in Medical History if it succeeds in undergoing the journal’s usual reviewing processes.

Medical History is a refereed journal devoted to all aspects of the history of medicine and health, with the goal of broadening and deepening the understanding of the field, in the widest sense, by historical studies of the highest quality. The editorial office is located in the Centre for Global Health Histories at the University of York, and the journal itself is published by Cambridge University Press.