Helen Smith commended in Institute of Historical Research’s Pollard Prize competition

Helen Smith was commended for her entry to the 2014 Pollard Prize competition, given for the best seminar paper presented at an Institute of Historical Research seminar by a postgraduate student or by a researcher within one year of completing the PhD. Helen’s paper was given to the History of Sexuality seminar, and was entitled ‘An awful lot of casual sex going on: Working-class men and the landscape of same-sex desire in the north of England 1945–1960’. If you are interested in learning more about Helen’s research, look out for her forthcoming monograph with Palgrave Macmillan, Masculinity and Same-Sex Desire in Industrial England.