Awards Submissions

Kenneth Jackson Award for Best Book in North American Urban History in 2016

The UHA will award a prize of $500 for the best monograph in North American urban history with a copyright date of 2016. To be considered, please submit three (3) copies of the book, each containing a complete publication citation. All materials must be received by April 15, 2017.

Submit one book directly to each member of the Jackson Award committee:


Nancy Kwak

History Department / UC San Diego

5016 Humanities and Social Science

9500 Gilman Drive #0104

La Jolla, CA 92093-0104


Joseph Rodriguez

Department of History

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

2442 E. Hartford Ave.

PO Box 413

Milwaukee WI 53211


Betsy Schlabach

Department of History

Earlham College 

801 National Road West

Richmond, IN 47374


Criteria for selection for all awards: significance, originality, quality of research, sophistication of methodology, clarity of presentation, cogency of arguments, and contribution to the field of urban history. Membership in the UHA is not required. All works must be in English or in English translation. Late or incomplete submissions cannot be considered. Submissions will be considered incomplete unless a copy of the book is received by each of the three (3) award committee members by the deadline. Submissions must be accompanied by a single page providing the author's current address, e-mail, and telephone number(s). Letters of recommendation and endorsement are discouraged. The winners will be announced in late 2017, with formal presentation of the award at the UHA biennial conference in Columbia, South Carolina, in 2018. The Urban History Association reserves the right not to award these prizes.

UHA Award for Best Book in Non-North American Urban History in 2015-2016

The UHA will award a prize of $500 for the best monograph in Non-North American urban history with a copyright date of either 2015 or 2016. To be considered, please submit three (3) copies of the book, each containing a complete publication citation. All materials must be received by April 15, 2017.

Submit one book directly to each member of the Non-North American Best Book committee:


Robert Cowherd

Wentworth Institute of Technology

***Professor Cowherd would like the e-book version

of the submission sent to him at his email address:

cowherdr@wit.edu


Alexander Martin

1201 E. Wayne St. N.

South Bend, IN 46615

USA


Ato Quayson

Suite 230, Jackman Humanities Building,

170 St. George Street

Toronto ON, M5R 2M8 

Canada


Criteria for selection for all awards: significance, originality, quality of research, sophistication of methodology, clarity of presentation, cogency of arguments, and contribution to the field of urban history. Membership in the UHA is not required. All works must be in English or in English translation. Late or incomplete submissions cannot be considered. Submissions will be considered incomplete unless a copy of the book is received by each of the three (3) award committee members by the deadline. Submissions must be accompanied by a single page providing the author's current address, e-mail, and telephone number(s). Letters of recommendation and endorsement are discouraged. The winners will be announced in late 2017, with formal presentation of the award at the UHA biennial conference in Columbia, South Carolina, in 2018. The Urban History Association reserves the right not to award these prizes.

Arnold Hirsch Award for Best Article in Urban History published in a scholarly journal in 2016 (no geographic restriction)

The UHA will award a prize of $250 for the best article on urban history published in a scholarly journal with a publication date of 2016 (either in print or online as part of a journal’s early online version). To be considered, please submit three (3) copies of the article, each containing a complete publication citation. All materials must be received by April 15, 2017.

Articles must be submitted by email as attachments in PDF format. Submit one copy of the article to each member of the Hirsch Award committee:


Amy Chazkel

City University of New York, Queens College and CUNY

 Graduate Center  

Email: amychazkel@gmail.com


Anthony Pratcher II

University of Pennsylvania

Email: pant@sas.upenn.edu


Aaron M. Schutz

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Email: schutz@uwm.edu


Criteria for selection for all awards: significance, originality, quality of research, sophistication of methodology, clarity of presentation, cogency of arguments, and contribution to the field of urban history. Membership in the UHA is not required. All works must be in English or in English translation. Late or incomplete submissions cannot be considered. Submissions will be considered incomplete unless a copy of the article is received by each of the three (3) award committee members by the deadline. Submissions must be accompanied by a single page providing the author's current address, e-mail, and telephone number(s). Letters of recommendation and endorsement are discouraged. The winners will be announced in late 2017, with formal presentation of the award at the UHA biennial conference in Columbia, South Carolina, in 2018. The Urban History Association reserves the right not to award these prizes.

Michael Katz Award for Best Dissertation in Urban History completed in 2016 (no geographic restriction)

The UHA will award a prize of $350 for the best dissertation in urban history with a completion date in 2016. To be considered, please submit three (3) copies of the dissertation, each containing information on where and when completed. All materials must be received by April 15, 2017. 

Dissertations must be submitted by email as attachments in PDF format. Submit one copy of the dissertation to each member of the Katz Award committee:


Susanne Cowan

Montana State University

Email: susanne.cowan@montana.edu


Jennifer Hock

Maryland Institute College of Art

Email: jhock01@mica.edu


Wes Phelps

Sam Houston State University

Email: wgp003@SHSU.edu



Criteria for selection for all awards: significance, originality, quality of research, sophistication of methodology, clarity of presentation, cogency of arguments, and contribution to the field of urban history. Membership in the UHA is not required. All works must be in English or in English translation. Late or incomplete submissions cannot be considered. Submissions will be considered incomplete unless a copy of the dissertation is received by each of the three (3) award committee members by the deadline. Submissions must be accompanied by a single page providing the author's current address, e-mail, and telephone number(s). Letters of recommendation and endorsement are discouraged. The winners will be announced in late 2017, with formal presentation of the award at the UHA biennial conference in Columbia, South Carolina, in 2018. The Urban History Association reserves the right not to award these prizes.


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