CHOMI History of medicine in Ireland essay prize

CHOMI, University of Ulster, has opened its bi-annual History of Medicine in Ireland essay prize. The prize is sponsored jointly by the Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland (University of Ulster) (CHOMI-UU) and the Ulster Society for the History of Medicine (USHM). The object of the prize is to encourage writing in the history of medicine in Ireland. The successful applicant will be awarded a Tyrone Crystal Bowl, suitably inscribed, which they can keep for two years as well as a prize of £150.

The Competition is open to those who are or have been involved in medical careers as well as undergraduate, postgraduate, full-time/part-time students. Early-career researchers who graduated with a PhD no more than two years ago are also eligible. The work must be on a topic in the history of medicine in Ireland, across any time frame.

Essays must be

  • Unpublished
  • Written in English
  • Contain original primary research
  • Type written between 5-8,000 words
  • Conform to bibliographic conventions e.g. (Vesalius the Journal of the International Society for the History of Medicine).
  • Anonymous – authors must include personal details on a separate sheet.

The winning essay may be published in a prestigious peer-reviewed journal. Publishing advice will be provided by experienced staff at the Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland, University of Ulster.

The closing date for submission is 31st March 2015.

For application forms please visit:

For further details and queries, email Dr Ian Miller at



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Welcome to the History of Science, Technology, & Medicine Network Ireland

The HSTM Network Ireland seeks to foster research, teaching and public engagement in the history of science, technology and medicine in Ireland.  The network brings together researchers residing on the island of Ireland who are interested in these subjects regardless of whether they study Ireland or another place. We also welcome members residing abroad who are interested in the HSTM of Ireland.

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