At the 5th International Conference, held in July 2013 at the University of Huddersfield, we had two prizes: the CGAP New Researchers Paper Prize won by Claudia Soares, and the VAHS New Researcher Paper Prize won by Gareth Millward.

At the 4th International Conference, held in 2010 at the University of Kent, the prize was sponsored by the University of Kent’s Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy. The winner was Eve Colpus of New College, Oxford University for her paper ‘New philanthropy, older women: Re-examining the “new philanthropy” debate in interwar Britain’. There were two runners up: Oliver Blaiklock and Henk Looijesteijn. You can read Henk’s paper ‘Charity seems to be very National among them’. Motives for Founding of Almshouses in the Netherlands c.1350–c.1800 online.

At the 3rd International Conference, held in 2008 at the University of Liverpool, the winner was Bridget Yates of the University of Gloucestershire. Her paper was developed into the chapter ‘By the People Themselves? Social Class and a Volunteer-Led Museum, 1884–1915’ in Colin Rochester, George Campbell Gosling, Alison Penn and Meta Zimmeck (eds.), Understanding the Roots of Voluntary Action: Historical Perspectives on Current Social Policy (Sussex Academic Press, 2011), pp. 67–81.

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