Every two years our Outreach and Engagement Committee awards the BSHS Ayrton Prize for digital or online engagement. After deliberating over an impressive number and variety of submissions, our judging panel have announced two joint-winners for the 2019 prize, and would like to commend a further two projects for their exceptional quality.

Joint Winner: Excavating AI

The judges praised Excavating AI’s activist contribution to a crucial topic in critical tech studies with a strong historical foundation
https://www.excavating.ai/

Joint Winner: The Darwin Correspondence Project

The judges were impressed by the Darwin Correspondence Project’s evaluation-based approach to engaging with new audiences around traditional topics in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine.
https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/

Highly Commended: Genetics Unzipped

Highly Commended: Wikimedian in Residence Project, University of Edinburgh

The judges were impressed by the high-quality historical content in this mostly non-historical podcast
https://geneticsunzipped.com/
The judges admired this project’s sustained contribution to fixing women’s under-representation in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine
https://thinking.is.ed.ac.uk/wir/tag/university-of-edinburgh/