The British Society for the History of Science invites book nominations for the 2013 Dingle Prize.
In keeping with the Society’s concern to communicate history of science to broad audiences, the 2013 Dingle Prize will be offered for the best book in the history of science, technology, and medicine, first published in English in 2011 or 2012, which is accessible to a wide audience of non-specialists.
The winning book should present some aspect of the field in an engaging and comprehensible manner and should also show proper regard for historical methods and the results of historical research: for example, it might re-examine a well-known historical incident or achievement, or bring new perspective to previously neglected figures or fields in the past.
The value of the Dingle Prize is £300. The winner will also have the opportunity to give a public lecture, organised by the BSHS, on the subject of their book.
The Prize was established in 1997 to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Society, and is named after the mathematician, astronomer and philosopher of science Herbert Dingle, a founder member of the BSHS. More information about the prize, including details of past winners, is available at http://www.bshs.org.uk/prizes/
Nominations for the Prize are invited from both individuals and publishers. Nominations should be sent to Dr James Stark ([email protected]) by 21 JANUARY 2013. Please include full publication details with nominations.
Publishers should send five copies of each of their nominated book(s) to: Dr James Stark, Leeds Humanities Research Institute, University of Leeds, LEEDS, LS2 9JT, UK, to arrive by 1 FEBRUARY 2013.