The Society for the Social History of Medicine (SSHM) invites submissions to its 2007 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This prize will be awarded to the best original, unpublished essay in the social history of medicine submitted to the competition as judged by the SSHM’s assessment panel.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: 1 February 2008

Further details and entry forms can be down-loaded from the SSHM’s website

Alternatively, please contact:

Lutz Sauerteig, SSHM Membership Secretary, Centre for the History of Medicine and Disease, Durham University, Queen’s Campus, Wolfson Research Institute, University Boulevard, Stockton-on-Tees TS17 6BH, United Kingdom