The Article Prize

In 2006 the Society inaugurated an annual prize for the best article published in the Society’s journal FRENCH HISTORY in each calendar year.

The journal’s editorial board act as the judges and the Society’s trustees make the final decision. Subject to the trustees’ verdict the prize will amount to a maximum of £250.

It is hoped that the winner would attend the following annual conference held by the Society in order to receive their award.

Article Prize winners are listed at:

French History Article Prize Winners:

2021: Michael Joseph, Black women, separation allowances and citizenship in the French Caribbean during the First World War

2020: Oliver Cussen, The Lives of Merchant Capital: The Frères Monneron and the Legacy of Old Regime Empire

2019: Francesco Buscemi, The Importance of Being Revolutionary: Oath-taking and the ‘Feeling Rules’ of Violence (1789–1794)

2018: M J De Goede, Resistance and exclusion in matsouanist narratives of decolonization in French Congo

2017: Theo Jung, Le silence du peuple: The Rhetoric of Silence during the French Revolution

2016: Hannah Williams, Saint Geneviève’s miracles: art and religion in eighteenth-century Paris

2015: Andrew Counter, Mingrat: anatomy of a restoration cause célèbre

2014: Aro Velmet, ‘Beauty and big business: gender, race and civilizational decline in French beauty pageants, 1920-37’

2013: Ed Naylor, ‘Un âne dans l’ascenseur’: late colonial welfare services and social housing in Marseille after decolonization’

2012: Justine Firnhaber-Baker, Jura in medio: the settlement of seigneurial disputes in later medieval Languedoc.

2011: Laura O’Brien, Cette nouvelle transformation du gamin de Paris: The figures of the Mobile Guard and vivandières in popular culture in 1848.

2010: Mark Curran, Mettons Toujours Londres: Enlightened Christianity and the Public in Pre-Revolutionary Francophone Europe.

2009: Clare Eldridge, ‘We’ve never had a voice’: memory construction and the children of the harkis (1962–1991).

2008: Tom Stammers, The bric-a-brac of the old regime: collecting and cultural history in post-revolutionary France.

2008, special commendation, Joseph Clarke’s article, Cenotaphs and cypress trees: commemorating the citizen-soldier in the Year II.

2007: Jason Kuznicki, Sorcery and publicity: the Cadiere-Girard scandal of 1730-1731.

Award-winning articles can be read for free online by following the links above, or by visiting the OUP site at: