Deadline: 31 July 2012
The Scottish Society for Northern Studies offers an annual prize of £200 for the best essay submitted by a younger scholar (normally less than 30 years of age). We also welcome submissions from those who have come to or resumed study later in life.
Submissions are read by at least two established scholars in their respective fields who make recommendations to the Society. The winning essay will be published in our peer-reviewed Journal Northern Studies, and the Journal editors may also consider for possible publication other essays submitted for the prize.
What is sought is an essay in the classic sense: a concise discussion of an interesting topic rather than a corpus of data for others to analyse. In accord with the interdisciplinary ethos of the Society, the choice of possible essay topics is wide. The scope may best be gauged by looking through previous volumes of Northern Studies (see the searchable index). Content ranges from archaeological and place-name studies, via history and ethnology to linguistic and literary studies, which themselves range from the Viking era to the present day. If in doubt about the appropriateness, the editors of the Journal should be contacted.
The body of the essay text should not exceed 3,500 words (notes and bibliography are additional to this). If a submission exceeds this length penalties will apply. Please ensure that your name and other details appear only on a cover sheet that will not be forwarded to the readers.
Entries should be submitted by email before the 31st July to: Dr Sarah Thomas (firstname.lastname@example.org)
For queries/ submissions: email@example.com