2020 Alexander Gerschenkron Prize
Robin Adams has won the 2020 Alexander Gerschenkron Prize, awarded to the best dissertation in non-US or Canadian economic history by the Economic History Association. He won the prize for a DPhil thesis defended at the University of Oxford in 2019 entitled 'Shadow of a Taxman: how, and by whom, was the Republican Government financed in the Irish War of Independence (1919-1921)?'.
2020 Thrisk-Feinstein PhD Dissertation Prize
Robin Adams has won the 2020 Thirsk-Feinstein PhD Dissertation Prize, awarded to the best doctoral dissertation in economic and/or social history by the Economic History Society. He won the prize for a DPhil thesis defended at the University of Oxford in 2019 entitled 'Shadow of a Taxman: how, and by whom, was the Republican Government financed in the Irish War of Independence (1919-1921)?'.
2018 Cole Prize Runner-Up
Arcangelo Dimico was the runner-up in the Economic History Association's 2018 Cole Prize for best article published in the Journal of Economic History in the previous year. The article, entitled 'Origins of the Sicilian Mafia:The Market for Lemons', was co-authored with Alessia Isopi and Ola Olsson and appeared in the December edition of the journal.
2018 Election to Academy of Social Sciences
John D. Turner, FAcSS, has been elected to the Academy of Social Sciences, the UK's national academy of academics, learned societies and practitioners in the social sciences with the mission to promote social science for the public benefit.
2016/17 Gyorgi Ranki Prize
The 2016/17 Gyorgi Ranki Prize for Outstanding Book on European History was awarded to Bruce Campbell for The Great Transition: Climate, Disease And Society In The Late Medieval World. The Ranki Prize Committee praised the book for its insights into the effect of climatic change on the performance of human societies, describing the underlying research as "astonishing in terms of its breadth and depth".
2015 Mira Wilkins Prize
Michael Aldous has been awarded the 2015 Mira Wilkins Prize for the best article in Enterprise and Society on international and comparative history. The winning article, entitled, "Avoiding Negligence and Profusion : The Failure of the Joint-Stock Form in the Anglo-Indian Tea Trade, 1840-1870", was described by the awarding panel as an "excellently executed paper" that "successfully bridges the gap between general theory and detailed history".
2014 Wadsworth Prize
The 2014 Wadsworth Prize for outstanding contribution to the study of British business history was awarded to John Turner for his book Banking in Crisis: The Rise and Fall of British Banking Stability, 1800 to the Present. The book was described by the judges as "a lucid analysis and critique of the development of British banking over the last two centuries" which is "original, insightful, persuasive, timely and highly readable".