Notes and Records announces winner of its 3rd Essay Award
The winner of the third Notes and Records: the Royal Society journal for the history of science Essay Award was publicly announced at a reception at the Royal Society on 16th May.
The award winner is Emily Winterburn for her essay entitled 'Philomaths, Herschel, and the self-taught man'.
The essay situates Herschel and his work within the social and institutional marketplace of science in the eighteenth century. The author asks what it meant to be a ‘self-taught’ philosopher in the eighteenth century and uses the career of William Herschel to answer this.
The prize was judged by a panel of historians of science comprising Dr Pratik Chakrabarti, Dr James Sumner and Dr Sachiko Kusukawa.
She receives a prize of £500 and a subscription to Notes and Records. The essay will be published in the journal later this year.
The Notes and Records Essay Award is open to young researchers in the history of science who have completed a postgraduate degree within the last five years. The unpublished essay, based on original research, relates to aspects of the history of science covered by the journal. Notes and Records is an international journal which publishes original research in the history of science, technology and medicine.