Postgraduate Students

Senior Hume Brown Prize in Scottish History

Applications are invited for this prestigious prize, the current value of which is £4,500. The award is made for the best first book on any aspect of Scottish History published in the years 2014 or 2015. (Published 11 February 2016)

Entry requirements

  • Any graduate of any Scottish University is eligible.
  • Submissions should be made by individual authors, enclosing two copies of their book. Books will be returned to their authors at the end of the competition.

Judging panel

The judging panel consists of the Chairs of Scottish History at the Universities of Edinburgh (Professor Ewen Cameron) and Glasgow (Professor Dauvit Broun).

The panel reserves the right to consider books not entered by their author.  


Two copies of each book should be sent to Ms Clare Guymer, Scottish History Secretary.


The closing date for applications is 30th May 2016.

Ms Clare Guymer

Scottish History Secretary



School of History, Classics and Archaeology,
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