David Hyman (1930-2019) was an active and loyal member of the JHSE. He lived in Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, and was a retired stockbroker and a Governor of Moorfields Eye Hospital. In his will, he left a bequest to the JHSE to promote research on the Port Jews of Britain. The JHSE is honouring this bequest by creating the David Hyman Prize.
The first David Hyman Prize will be a maximum of £5,000 in a competition to be judged by the JHSE Awards Committee. The remit is for any research in the field of the history of Jewish communities in British port cities from the 1740s through to 1914.
What the Awards are for
The focus on the history of Jewish communities in British port cities from the 1740s through to 1914:
It will include:
- Research leading to publication
- Research leading to exhibitions and public displays
Eligibility for the Awards
Possible recipients include:
- individuals (whether or not members of JHSE)
- local heritage bodies
- educational institutions and museums.
The JHSE will expect the successful candidate to present their work at a public level – through a lecture, publication, exhibition etc.
Applications should include a full description of the project, a cv, timetable and budget, and sent to [email protected]by 31 July 2021. A decision will be made by 17 September 2021.