The Wolfson Foundation has appointed Midas Public Relations to manage PR and social media for the 2019 Wolfson History Prize, with the communications agency planning a "strategic, multi-channel campaign" for the £40,000 award.
The Wolfson History Prize is awarded annually to a work of historical writing that combines excellence in historical research with readability for a general audience. Previous winners include Mary Beard, Simon Schama, Eric J. Hobsbawm, Amanda Vickery, Antony Beevor, Christopher Bayly, and Antonia Fraser.
Midas PR joint c.e.o. Steven Williams said: “We’re delighted to be working with the Wolfson Foundation on the 2019 Wolfson History Prize. The Wolfson History Prize plays a vital role in highlighting the importance of all history and historical writing to society today, while celebrating the committed and talented authors who bring the stories of our past to life for the public.”
Paul Ramsbottom, c.e.o. of the Wolfson Foundation said: “The Wolfson History Prize has been recognising the best history writing in the UK for nearly 50 years. The Wolfson Foundation has significant ambitions for the Prize as its profile continues to increase. We want it to celebrate history, to encourage the reading of brilliant history books and to foster public debate about the role of history and the light it sheds on major contemporary issues. We very much looking forward to working with Midas to fulfil these ambitions.”