T. S. Ashton Prize

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The T. S. Ashton Prize, established with funds donated by the late Professor T. S. Ashton (1889-1968), is awarded biennially by the Economic History Society to the author of the best article accepted for publication in the Economic History Review in the previous two calendar years, who satisfies at least one of the following conditions at time of submission:

  • The author is 35 years of age or younger.
  • The author is within 5 years of receipt of her/his PhD.
  • The author normally has no previous publication in the field of economic and/or social history, or a closely related field.

The prize is currently £750.

Winners[edit]

  • 2005 Ben Dodds, University of Durham, 'Estimating arable output using Durham Priory tithe receipts, 1341-1450', Economic History Review, 57 (2) May 2004, pp. 245-85.
  • 2003 Byung-Yeon Kim, University of Essex, 'Causes of repressed inflation in the Soviet consumer market, 1965-1989', Economic History Review, 55 (1) February 2002, pp. 105-27.
  • 2001 Evan Jones, University of Bristol, 'Illicit business: accounting for smuggling in mid-sixteenth-century Bristol’, Economic History Review, 54 (1) February 2001, pp. 17-38.
  • 1998-9 A’Hearn (1998)
  • 1996-7 Burnette (1997)
  • 1993-5 Jointly: Bailey (1996); Ross (1996)
  • 1991-2 Edgerton and Horrocks (1994)
  • 1989-91 ?
  • 1987-8 ?
  • 1985-6 ?
  • 1983-4 no award
  • 1981-2 no award
  • 1980 Beckett (1982)
  • 1979 Middleton (1981)
  • 1978 no award
  • 1977 Jointly: Rubinstein (1977); Canadine (1977)
  • 1976 Gatrell (1977)
  • 1975 no award;;
  • 1974 Dewey (1975)
  • 1973 Howson (1974)
  • 1972 Cain (1972)

History of the Prize[edit]

The December 1968 issue of the Review carried a brief obituary of Professor T. S. Ashton (1889-1968) by A. H. John and a flier announcing the intention to establish the Prize, initially endowed by Mrs Ashton with the sum of £500. Further donations were sought from EHS members and an initial prize suggested of £50, to be awarded annually. The Prize was formally announced in the April 1970 issue of the Review. In 1981, the value of the Prize was raised to £150, with the intention of making an award every other year. The value was raised to its current value of £750 in 1998.

Note: The Economic History Society's archives at the London School of Economics include a file, 'Correspondence relating to the TS Ashton Prize, 1971-82.'

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