2023 Robert Silver Prize in Modern British Jewish History

Robert Silver

Submissions are welcomed from undergraduate and postgraduate students, young academics, journalists and writers. Applicants should be a UK citizen or registered for an undergraduate/postgraduate programme within a UK university.

The prize is offered on a subject related to the impact of British Jewry on 20th century Britain.

Essays should be no more than 8,000 words. In addition, submissions should include a summary version of 500 words. The winner will receive £1,000 and a short version of the winning essay will be published in the Jewish Chronicle.

The prize was first awarded in 2021, and the 2022 winner was Hollie Eaton, a PhD student in History at University College, Oxford, whose essay was entitled '"Blackguards in Bonnets": Women’s suffrage, Judaism and interfaith relations, 1910-1914'.   An abridged version of the essay was published in the Jewish Chronicle on 26 August 2022.

The deadline for submissions for this year's prize is 21 April 2023.  Enquiries and submissions can be made to silverprize@hist.cam.ac.uk.  The Faculty encourages its alumni to spread news of the prize widely.  The winner will be announced before the end of the academic year.

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