Winner of the 2010 W. T. Stearn Student Essay Prize is announced
The Society for the History of Natural History is delighted to announce that the winner of the 2010 W. T. Stearn Student Essay Prize is Nils Petter Hellström, who has recently completed his M.Phil. in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge.
His essay, entitled ‘The tree as evolutionary icon: Tania Kovats’s TREE in the Natural History Museum’, was praised by the judges as fascinating and innovative, and a revised, illustrated version of it will be published in Archives of natural history volume 38 in 2011.
The 2010 panel of judges comprised Professor Katherine Anderson, Professor Brain Ogilvie and Dr Anne Secord.
For more information on the tree instillation at London’s Natural History Museum click here.
The Society now invites entries for the 2011 competition; the closing date for receipt of essays is 30 June 2011. Further information may be obtained from www.shnh.org.uk.
Images: Tanya Kovat’s TREE in the Tree Gallery of the Natural History Museum London ©NHM and winner of the 2010 W. T. Stearn Student Essay Prize, Nils Petter Hellström.