Awarded biennially to recognise original research published by the Society into the history of Scotland in the medieval and/or early modern periods (c AD 500 to AD 1700)
This prestigious silver medal and a cash prize of £200 are awarded biennially to recognise original research published by the Society into the history of Scotland in the medieval and/or early modern periods (c AD 500 to AD 1700), set within a British and/or European context.
History shall be defined as encompassing all branches, including art history, but shall exclude archaeology for which there is already Society provision.
This award has been funded through a generous donation from our Fellow Dr Peter Murray.
All submissions for the award can be considered for publication in the volume of the Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland published in the year after the deadline or subsequent volumes, and winners will be presented the prize at the Anniversary Meeting in the year after the deadline (normally St Andrews Day 30 November). Submissions from non-Fellows are welcome.
Submissions for the award are made to the Managing Editor and submitted as a paper for publication. The papers will be judged by an independent panel of historians prior to consideration for publication in the Proceedings. All submissions must be clearly identified as a submission for the Murray Prize for History. Further information on submitting papers for publication to the Society can be found elsewhere on this website, and additional information can be requested from the Managing Editor.
All submissions to this award will be considered for publication whether or not they are winners.
Submissions for the next prize, to be considered for publication in volume 151 of the Proceedings (to be published in November 2021), will require to be with the Managing Editor by 30 November 2020, and we will present the prize at the 2021 Anniversary Meeting. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all submissions adhere to the guidelines for submitting papers for publication by the Society and that any other documentation arrives with the Society by the deadline.
The Judging Panel usually assesses submissions early in the following year; applicants can therefore expect to hear whether their article is a winner sometime after 15 March when the contents of the relevant volume of the Proceedings is normally set.
There is no specific application form for this Award, the submission process is the same as other article submissions.
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