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Awards

The Malta Historical Society
Publication Awards

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EXTENDED UNTIL 22 JULY, 2016

The Malta Historical Society Publication Awards

In keeping with the aims and objectives of the Malta Historical Society, namely the study of the history of Malta, the diffusion of its knowledge, and the safeguarding of Maltese historical heritage, the Society will be presenting an award to recognize those publications that have made a distinct contribution to Maltese historical studies. Furthermore, in order to encourage emerging scholars in the field of historical research, the Society will present an award to recognize first-time publications, which have made a contribution to the field.

The Society will award the following:

-           Best scholarly article on Maltese history, which award will be known as the "MHS Scholarly Article for 2016".

-           Best scholarly article on Maltese history by a first-time / recently published author, which award will be known as the "MHS Emerging Scholarly Article for 2016".

All nominated texts must have been published between January 2014 and December 2015, in Maltese, English, Italian or French. Nominated publications must be received by 22 JULY 2016. Authors based overseas may submit their work electronically by sending a pdf of their paper as published to mhs@melita.com by 22nd JULY 2016, following which hard copies of the published paper are to be received by 30th JULY 2016

The winning authors will receive an honorary citation certificate, a review in Melita Historica, a one-year complimentary MHS membership and a prize money of EUR1000 for the recipient of theMHS Scholarly Article for 2016 and EUR500 for the recipient of the MHS Emerging Scholarly Article for 2016.

Further details regarding the rules and deadlines applicable to this award are available below:

Composition of the judging panel

There will be three judges per category, one of whom should be a member of the MHS Committee, who will act in the capacity of chairperson of the panel. Judges must be nominated and approved by the MHS Committee by the end of 14 August 2016. A judge may sit on one or more panels. Editors and reviewers may sit on a panel on condition that they withdraw should a paper which they have edited or reviewed is nominated for an award under a category they have to judge.

Qualifications & Rules

(1) Submissions: Four copies of the text need to be sent to

The Secretary,
Malta Historical Society,
41, Triq l-Iljun,
Floriana FRN 1531

in an envelope clearly marked "MHS Publication Awards" with the respective category written at the top-left of the envelope.

Authors based overseas may submit their work electronically by sending a pdf of their paper as published to mhs@melita.com by 22nd July 2016, following which hard copies of the published paper are to be received by 30th July 2016.

An individual may submit his/her own work. The respective panel will open the envelopes in the presence of the MHS Secretary and a note will be taken for each application. An acknowledgement of receipt will be sent to the nominator/s.

(2) Papers must have appeared in peer-reviewed journals or journals published by reputable societies.

(3) Publications on all areas of Maltese history are invited for nomination, including but not limited to political history, biographical works, economic history, social history, archaeology, military history, medical history, legal history, historical- anthropological studies, linguistics, history of art, history of architecture, historiography, and so on.

(4) Judges and committee members of the Society are not entitled to nominate any texts authored by themselves or by others. Nominations for publications by the panel judges will not be accepted.

(5) All nominated texts must have been published between January 2014 and December 2015, in Maltese, English, Italian or French. However, articles in other languages will be considered if accompanied by a certified translation, to be sent in with the nominated essay. Note: On request by nominees, a time extension may be granted for the provision of a certified translation.

(6) Nominated publications must be received by 22nd July 2016. At least 3 publications in either category must be nominated for the respective competition to be held.

(7) The judges' decisions are final and communicated to the MHS Committee by 1st September 2016. The results will be announced by the MHS Committee by a circular to all stakeholders and members by 30th September 2016.

(8) The winning authors will receive:

.        an honorary citation certificate,

.                a review in Melita Historica,

.                a one-year complimentary MHS membership and

.                a prize of EUR1000 for the recipient of the MHS Award for Published Historical Research 2016 or EUR500 for the recipient of the MHS Award for Published Historical Research by Emerging Authors 2016.

The presentation of awards will be held during an event to which all prize winners will be invited.

The Committee - The Malta Historical Society