The Bertrand Russell Society invites papers for its annual Student Essay Competition prizes. We award two prizes annually for the best new papers by an undergraduate or graduate student. Prize-winners present their papers at the Society’s annual meeting (this year June 2-4 at Central Connecticut State University), receive $200, free registration, lodging and banquet at the annual meeting, and a complimentary first-year membership in the Russell Society.
Papers can be on any aspect of Russell’s life, work, or influence. They must be suitable for presentation to a general audience, and should be designed for a presentation of 20 minutes (8 to 10 double-spaced pages of text).
Submit a complete or nearly complete paper, not an abstract, to BRS president Tim Madigan (firstname.lastname@example.org). State that you would, if chosen, attend the BRS annual meeting. Those who have previously appeared on an annual meeting program are not eligible.
This year, the deadline for submissions is April 30, 2017.
Past Prize Winners
2015 (no prize winner)
2014 (no prize winner)
2013 Cyril Ifeanyi Anene, All Saints Catholic Church Major Seminary, Uhiele, Ekpoma, Nigeria
2012 (no prize winner)
Donovan Wishon (graduate student, Stanford University)
2010 (no prize winner)
2009 (no prize winner)
Andrew Cavallo (undergraduate, Central Connecticut State University)
Chris Russell (graduate student, La Trobe University)
Emilio Reyes Le Blanc (graduate student, University of Toronto)
Gulberk Koc (graduate student, McMaster University)
Irem Kurtsal (graduate student, Syracuse University)
David Taylor (graduate student, University of Iowa)
2002 (no prize winner)
Giovanni Vianelli (graduate student, University of Bologna)
2000 (no prize winner)
Jose E. Idler (graduate student, Central University, Venezuela)
1998 (no prize winner)
1997 (no prize winner)
Brian Rookey (undergraduate, Arkansas State University)
Paul O'Grady (graduate student, Trinity College, Dublin)
Todd Hughes (undergraduate, SUNY, Geneseo)
Tyler W. Roberts (undergraduate, SUNY, Fredonia)
Chair of Program: John R. Lenz (1993-1995, 1999); John Shosky (1996-98); Alan Schwerin (2000-). Committee Members: Elizabeth R. Eames (1993-?), Marvin Kohl (1993-95), John Lenz (1993-), Tim Madigan (1993-?), John Shosky (1993-98).