The Sophie Coe Prize

Alert SAFN member Richard Wilk has called our attention to the looming May 1 deadline for submissions for the Sophie Coe Prize.

What is the Sophie Coe Prize? From the web site:

“The Sophie Coe Prize is the longest-running and most generous prize for writing in food history in the English language, given once a year for an essay or article of up to 10,000 words on any aspect of the history of food. First awarded in 1995, the fund that administers the prize was founded in memory of Sophie Coe, the eminent food historian who died in 1994.

The winner is chosen every year by an anonymous panel of distinguished judges and awarded to the author of an original, informative article or essay on some aspect of food history that embodies new research or provides new insights.”

Although the prize is technically for food history writing, anthropologists have been successful in the competition as well. The list of past winners can be found here, along with links to some of the winning articles (which make for pretty good reading).

Details on how to apply are here.

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