Awards Submissions

Kenneth Jackson Award for Best Book in North American Urban History in 2018

The UHA will award a prize of $500 for the best monograph in North American urban history with a copyright date of 2018. To be considered, please submit three (3) copies of the book, each containing a complete publication citation. All materials must be received by May 1, 2019.

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


Llana Barber

American Studies

SUNY College at Old Westbury

223 Store Hill Road

Old Westbury, NY 11568


Nathan Connolly

3400 N. Charles St.

Gilman 390

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD 21218


Elihu Rubin

Yale School of Architecture

180 York Street

New Haven, CT 06510


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 winner will be announced in early fall 2019. The Urban History Association reserves the right not to award this prize.

Award for Best Book in Non-North American Urban History in 2017 & 2018

The UHA will award a prize of $500 for the best book on urban history published in a scholarly journal with a copyright date of 2017 or 2018. To be considered, please submit three (3) copies of the book, each containing a complete publication citation. All materials must be received by May 1, 2019.

Submit one copy of the book directly to each member of the award committee:


Rocio Gomez

University of Arkansas

Department of History

Old Main 416

416 N. Campus Drive

Fayetteville, AR 72701


Su Lin Lewis

School of Humanities

University of Bristol

11 Woodland Road

Bristol, UK

BS8 1TB


Ato Quayson

Department of English, New York University

244 Greene St. 

New York, NY 10003


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 winner will be announced in early fall 2019. The Urban History Association reserves the right not to award this prize.

Michael Katz Award for Best Dissertation in Urban History completed in 2018 (no geographic restriction)

The UHA will award a prize of $350 for the best dissertation in urban history with a completion date in 2018. 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 May 1, 2019.

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


Lisa Krissof Boehm

Bridgewater State University

Email: lboehm@bridgew.edu 


Emily Callaci 

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Email: ejcallaci@wisc.edu


Amanda Seligman

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Email: seligman@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 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 winner will be announced in early fall 2019. The Urban History Association reserves the right not to award this prize.

Arnold Hirsch Award for Best Article in Urban History published in a scholarly journal in 2018 (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 2018 (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 May 1, 2019.

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


Andrew Highsmith

University of California, Irvine

Email: highsmia@uci.edu


Michelle Nickerson 

Loyola University Chicago 

Email: mnickerson@luc.edu


Andrew Sandoval-Strausz 

Pennsylvania State University

Email: sandoval@psu.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 winner will be announced in early fall 2019. The Urban History Association reserves the right not to award this prize.


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