Prizes and Awards
2022 Donald Murphy Prize for Distinguished First Book
Robin Adams has won the 2022 Murphy Prize, awarded annually to the author of the best first monograph as judged by the American Conference for Irish Studies, for his book Shadow of a Taxman: Who Funded the Irish Revolution?, published by Oxford University Press' in 2022.
2021 Winner of the James Soltow Award for Best Paper in Essays in Economic & Business History
Martin Quinn was winner of the 2021 James Soltow Award for Best Paper in Essays in Economic & Business History for his article (co-authored with Gerhard Kristandl) entitled 'Accounting Controls at the Kelheim Brewery in the Seventeenth Century–Single Entry Accounting as Fit for Purpose'.
2021 Economic History Society New Researcher Prize
Áine Doran has won the 2021 Economic History Society New Researcher Prize, awarded for the best paper presented by a new researcher at the Economic History Society Annual Conference 2021. She won the prize for a paper entitled "A poor inquiry: Poverty and living standards in pre-Famine Ireland", which will be part of her PhD Dissertation. A pre-print working paper version is available as QUCEH Working Paper No. 21-01.
2020 Robert Gibson Award Runner-Up
Martin Quinn was runner-up for the 2020 Robert W. Gibson Manuscript Award for his article (co-authored with Alonso Moreno): 'The influence of institutional factors on corporate narratives: A thematic content analysis of Guinness', which appeared in Accounting History 25(3) in August 2020.
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)?'.
2020 Coleman Prize Runner-Up
David Paulson was the runner-up for the Association of Business Historians 2020 Coleman Prize for best PhD dissertation in business history about a British subject or completed at a British university. He was shortlisted for his PhD thesis defended at the University of Cambridge in 2019 entitled 'Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Britain and West Germany and Their Pursuit of Industrial Competitiveness, c.1949-c.1979'.
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".