The BSHS invites book nominations for the 2007 Dingle Prize. 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. Its value is £300.
In keeping with the Society’s concern to communicate history of science to broad audiences, the 2007 Dingle Prize will be offered for the best book in the history of science, technology and medicine, published in English between January 2003 and December 2006, 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 which also shows proper regard to historical method: it might re-examine a well-known historical incident or achievement, or bring new perspective to previously neglected figures or fields in the past.
Nominations for the Prize are invited from members of the Society and from publishers. Members should send their nominations to Peter Fowler at dingle2007 (at) bshs.org.uk by 15 January 2007.
Publishers should send three copies of each of their nominated book(s) to the Society’s Executive Secretary (see contacts) by 15 February 2007.