The British Society for the History of Science invites entries for the 2003 Slade Prize. The Slade Prize of £300 is awarded biennially to the writer of an essay (published or unpublished) that makes a critical contribution to the history of science. Examples would be scholarly work that critically engages a prevalent interpretation of a historical episode, scientific innovation or scientific controversy. Entry is open to people of any age or nationality. The Prize may be awarded to the writer of one outstanding essay, or may be divided between two or more entrants. The Prize(s) will be presented at a BSHS meeting. Any winning essay(s) not yet place with a publisher will be considered for publication in the British Journal for the History of Science at the discretion of the Editor.

The winner of the 2001 prize was Professor Yves Gingras, of the Université du Québec à Montréal, for an essay on “The Social and Epistemological Consequences of the Mathematization of Physics”.

General Rules

There is no age limit. Entry is not limited to members of BSHS or UK citizens.

Entries should be in English, and should have been published or written in the two years prior to 31 October 2003.

Essays should not exceed 10,000 words in length (excluding footnotes) and must be accompanied by an abstract of 500 words. Entries without an abstract will not be considered.

Three copies of the essay and abstract should be sent to arrive not later than 31 October 2003. Essays should not bear any reference to the author, either by name or department. Submissions by email will not be accepted.

Entries should be sent to the BSHS Secretary, Dr Sally Horrocks, Department of Economic and Social History, University of Leicester, Leicester, LE1 7RH. Tel: + 44 116 252 5070 Fax: +44 116 252 5081. Enquiries by email ([email protected]) are welcome.