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2018 Winner

The 2018 Medical Humanities Essay Prize was won by Michael Robinson, Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool with a submission on 'Forgotten Fatalities of the Great War: Irish Asylums during the First World War, 1914-1918’.

There was a very high standard of submissions, the judges were extremely impressed with the quality and Michael was a unanimous and worthy winner.

About the competition

The winning author will receive a prize of £200 and a Tyrone Crystal rose bowl and will be given the opportunity to present their paper at a prize giving event in June 2018.

Essay Guidelines

Entrants should be postgraduate students (full or part-time) at any university, in any country, or within one year of graduation from a masters degree or two years of graduating with a PhD.

Essays should be unpublished, in English and between 5,000-8,000 words in length with references that conform to a recognised bibliographic convention.

The essay can be on any aspect of medical humanities as long as the focus is on Ireland.

The deadline for submission is 30 April 2018.

Essays should be submitted electronically to Dr Leanne McCormick, and should include the author’s name, address, email address and institutional affiliation and statement of their postgraduate status/eligibility.

The judging panel will be made up of representatives from CHOMI and USHM.  The decision of the judging panel will be final.

Please contact with any questions.