William T. Stearn Student Essay Prize 2009
The Society for the History of Natural History invites submissions to
the William T. Stearn Student Essay Prize Competition. The prize will
be awarded to the best original, unpublished, essay in the field of
history of natural history. It is named in honour of the late William
T. Stearn, a scholar whose work contributed much to the field and to the
The competition is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students in
full or part-time education. Entries will be considered by a panel of
three judges appointed by the Council of the Society. The winner will
receive £300 and be offered membership of the Society for one year. The
winning essay will normally be published in the Society’s journal
Archives of natural history.
The deadline for entries is 30 June 2009. The Prize Rules and Entry
Form are available for download as Adobe Acrobat (PDF) files at
http://www.shnh.org/ABT_awards_WSP.htm . No essay will be considered
without an accompanying entry form and proof of student status.
The 2008 Stearn Prize Essay, “All too human: responses to same-sex
copulation in the common cockchafer (Melolontha melolontha (L.),
1834-1900″ by Ross Brooks, appeared in Archives of natural history,
volume 36, part 1.