Article Prize

The PCCBS awards a prize for the best article on the subject of British Studies published by a member of PCCBS. Author and other interested persons may make nominations. The articles are judged by a three-person committee composed of PCCBS members and the winner is announced at the annual meeting.


  • 2023 Lisa Cody, “‘Marriage is No Protection for Crime’: Coverture, Sex, and Marital Rape in Eighteenth- Century England,” Journal of British Studies 61, no. 4 (October 2022): 809–834
  • 2021 Samuel Fullerton, “Fatal Adulteries: Sexual Politics in the English Revolution,” The Journal of British Studies 60, no. 4 (October 2021): 793-821
  • 2020 Jennifer Binczewski, “Power in Vulnerability: Widows and Priest Holes in the Early Modern English Catholic Community,” British Catholic History 35, no. 1 (May 2020): 1-24
  • 2019 Michelle Tusan, “Genocide, Famine and Refugees on Film: Humanitarianism and the First World War” in Past & Present, 237 (November 2017) 197–235
  • 2017 Steve Hindle, “Representing Rural Society: Labor, Leisure and the Landscape in an Eighteenth-Century Conversation Piece,” Critical Inquiry 41, no. 3 (Spring 2015): 615-54 and Honorable Mention to Pryia Satia, “Byron, Gandhi and the Thompsons: The Making of British Social History and the Unmaking of Indian History,” History Workshop Journal 81 (Spring 2016): 135-170
  • 2015 Rebecca Lemon (USC), “Compulsory Conviviality in Early Modern England,” English Literary Renaissance 43, no. 3 (September 2013): 381- 414 and Honorable Mention to Radhika Natarajan (Reed College), “Performing Multiculturalism: The Commonwealth Arts Festival of 1965,” Journal of British Studies 53, no. 3 (July 2014): 705-733
  • 2013 David Cressy, “Saltpetre, State Security and Vexation in Early Modern England,” Past & Present 212 (August 2011): 73-211
  • 2011 Simon Devereaux, “Recasting the Theatre of Execution: The Abolition of the Tyburn Ritual,” Past and Present 202, no. 1 (2009)
  • 2009 Amy Woodson-Boulton, “‘Industry without Art is Brutality’: Aesthetic Ideology and Social Practice in Victorian Art Museums” Journal of British Studies 46, no. 1 (2007) and Honorable Mention to Molly McClain, “Love, Friendship and Power: Queen Mary II’s Letters to Frances Apsley” Journal of British Studies 47, no. 3 (2008)
  • 2007 Priya Satia, “The Defense of Inhumanity: Air Control and the British Idea of Arabia” 111, no. 1 (2006)
  • 2005 Erika Rappaport, “‘The Bombay Debt’: Letter Writing, Domestic Economies and Family Conflict in Colonial India” Gender & History 16, no. 2 (2004)
  • 2003 Lori Anne Ferrell, “The Sacred, the Profane, and the Union: Politics of Sermon and Masque at the Court Wedding of Lord and Lady Hay” in Politics, Religion and Popularity: Essays in Honour of Conrad Russell, ed. T. Cogswell, R. Cust and P. Lake (Cambridge UP 2002)