Ayrton Prize

Type: Prize

Name: Ayrton Prize

Location: England

Application Deadline: September 21, 2015

Sponsoring Institution: The British Society for the History of Science


The British Society for the History of Science is delighted to announce the launch of a new prize for outstanding web projects and digital engagement in the history of science, technology and medicine (HSTM). The prize name was chosen by members of the BSHS from a shortlist to recognize the major contributions of Hertha Ayrton (1854-1923) to numerous scientific fields in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. We welcome applications for the inaugural Ayrton Prize, to be awarded to the best history of science web project of the past 2 years.

The Outreach and Education Committee will produce a shortlist which will then be open for vote to members of the BSHS. The winning project will form the centrepiece of a special issue of the BSHS magazine, Viewpoint, dedicated to HSTM and the digital, which will appear in February 2016. We will also feature all the shortlisted entries on the BSHS website.

For more details, including judging criteria and an entry form, please visit the BSHS website: http://www.bshs.org.uk/ayrton-prize.

Entries close at 4pm on 21 September 2015.

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Posted: August 06, 2015