Winner of the 2022 Prize Announced!

by sophiecoeprize

The winner of the 2022 Sophie Coe Prize was announced and the Prize awarded at the Oxford Symposium on Food & Cookery today. Our judges remarked on the generally high standard of entries this year, noting that they enjoyed reading “much original research and many exhaustive investigations over a range of topics stretching from the dawn of the Christian era to the present day.”

We are delighted to congratulate Marta Manzanares Mileo who is awarded the £1,500 Prize for her essay ‘Sweet Femininities: Women and the Confectionery Trade in Eighteenth-Century Barcelona’. After several years of virtual meetings it was an additional pleasure to be able to congratulate her in person at the Oxford Food Symposium. 

The judges also chose several other authors’ outstanding essays for commendations and special mentions, and we congratulate them all:

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Madeline Shanahan, “’When cheifest Rebell feede’: food, fosterage and fear in early modern Ireland”.

COMMENDED
Diana Garvin, “The Italian Coffee Triangle: From Brazilian Colonos to Ethiopian Colonialisti”.
Rebecca Ford, “Re-localising food in the nineteenth century: watercress, place, and purity”.

SPECIAL MENTIONS
Danielle Terrazas Williams, “The Inconvenience of Chocolate: Disciplining The Society of Jesus in Seventeenth-Century Mexico”.
Shanti Morell-Hart, “Maya Gastropolitik”.

You can read the full Judges’ Report for 2022 here. Where possible we upload copies of the winning papers on the complete page of winners of the prize, where you can find a full listing of present and past winners and commendees. If the winners’ work is/was published elsewhere, we will add a link to a copy of the essay or book chapter if we have permission to do so.