The Society for the Social History of Medicine (SSHM) invites submissions to its 2008 Roy Porter Student Essay Prize Competition.

This prize will be awarded to the best original, unpublished essay in the social history of medicine submitted to the competition, as judged by the SSHM’s assessment panel. It is named in honour of the late Professor Roy Porter, a great teacher and a generous scholar.

The competition is open to undergraduate and post-graduate students in full or part-time education. The winner will be awarded £500.00, and his or her entry may also be published in the journal, Social History of Medicine.

Deadline: 2 February 2009

Further details and entry forms can be down-loaded from the SSHM’s website http://www.sshm.org/prize/prize.html

Alternatively, please contact the Secretary of the SSHM: Dr Gayle Davis School of History, Classics and Archaeology University of Edinburgh William Robertson Building 50 George Square Edinburgh EH8 9JY United Kingdom Email: [email protected]