The British Society for the History of Science invites entries for the 2005 Slade Prize. The Slade Prize of £300 is awarded biennially to the writer of an essay (published or unpublished) that makes the best critical study of an episode in the history of science focussed on conceptual innovation or scientific methodology.

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 2003 prize was, Sandro Caparrini, Università di Torino for an essay on ‘Early theories of vectors’

General Rules

There is no age limit. Entry is not limited to BSHS members or UK citizens. Entries should be in English, and should have been published or written in the two years prior to 15 December 2005.

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 15 December 2005. 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, School of Historical Studies, University of Leicester, Leicester, LE1 7RH. Tel: + 44 116 252 5070 Fax: +44 116 252 5081. Enquiries by email ([email protected]) are welcome.