Announcement and call for submissions, Thirsk Prize 2021

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Thirsk Prize 2021


The British Agricultural History Society is pleased to invite submissions for its Thirsk Prize, awarded annually for the best book in British or Irish Rural or Agrarian History. Books published for the first time in 2020 in the broad area of British and Irish rural history, or which use Britain and Ireland as comparators, are eligible. Submission is by sending a pdf of the work to the secretary of the prize committee by noon on 11 January 2021. The Winner will be announced in April 2021. Full details of eligibility and how to submit can be found at


Previous winners of the prize have been


2017: Peter Jones, Agricultural Enlightenment: Knowledge, Technology and Nature, 1750-1840 (OUP)


2018: Briony McDonagh Elite Women and the Agricultural Landscape, 1700-1830 (Routledge)


2019: Paul Warde, The Invention of Sustainability: Nature and Destiny, c.1500-1870 (CUP).


2020: Rosamond Faith, The moral economy of the countryside. Anglo-Saxon to Anglo-Norman England (CUP).