Call for Nominations: BSHS Dingle Prize 2017

The British Society for the History of Science invites book nominations for the 2017 Dingle Prize.

In keeping with one of the Society’s key goals, to communicate history of science to broad audiences, the 2017 Dingle Prize will be offered for the best book in the history of science, technology, and medicine, first published in English in 2015 or 2016, which is accessible to a wide audience of non-specialists. The 2015 Prize was won by Martin Rudwick for his book Earth’s Deep History. The BSHS is delighted that the judging panel will be chaired by Professor James Secord (University of Cambridge).

The winning book should present some aspect of the field in an engaging and comprehensible manner and should also show proper regard for historical methods and the results of historical research: for example, it might re-examine a well-known historical incident or achievement, or bring new perspective to previously neglected figures or fields in the past.

The value of the Dingle Prize is £300. The winner will also have the opportunity to give a public lecture, organised by the BSHS, on the subject of their book.

We are now inviting nominations for the Prize (nominators do not have to be members of the BSHS) which should be made to, no later than 4 November 2016. Please include full publication details with nominations.
The Prize was established in 1997 to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Society, and is named after the mathematician, astronomer and philosopher of science Herbert Dingle, a founder member of the BSHS. More information about the prize, including details of past winners, is available at