The judging panel were extremely impressed with the quality and scope of the new researcher presentations at the conference. After much deliberation, the decision was made to split the prize. We are pleased to announce that the joint winners are:
- Noel Carolan (DCU), for his presentation on "The political heat out of Ireland’s last food supply crisis of the nineteenth century."
- Abigail Fletcher (Edinburgh) for her presentation on "From Partition to the Sexual Offences Act: Homosexuality and the Law in Northern Ireland 1921-1967.”
Congratulations to Noel and Abigail on their outstanding work and presentations!
The panel also wishes to acknowledge the following researchers got special commendation:
- Eliza McKee (QUB) who presented on: "'I bought from her in the factory’: women’s illicit clothing networks and the unregulated working-class clothing trade in industrial Belfast, c. 1880-1910."
- And Suzanne Jobling (QUB) who presented on: "‘The Impetus for Change’: Legislating for Equality in 1970s Ireland."
Watch out for blog posts on our website from all four New Researchers on their excellent research!