2024 Awards Cycle

Our next awards cycle will open in spring 2024 and remain open for roughly 6 weeks. Once committees have been finalized, instructions for submissions will be released. Article and dissertation award entries will be submitted via email. Book award entries will require mailed hard copies to each committee member. Winners are announced the following summer. Please check back for updates.

If you are not on the UHA contact list and would like to be added, please email your request to dsheinin@urbanhistory.org. 

UHA awards

  • Arnold Hirsch Award for Best Article in a Scholarly Journal published in 2023 ($500 prize)
  • Michael Katz Award for Best Dissertation in Urban History completed in 2023 ($500 prize)
  • Kenneth Jackson Award for Best Book in North American Urban History (excluding Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean) published in 2023 ($1,000 prize)
  • Best Book in Urban History (excl. the U.S., Canada, and Europe) published in 2023 ($1,000 prize) 
  • Joe William Trotter, Jr. Book Prize for best first book in urban history published in 2023 ($500 prize)
  • Lynn Hollen Lees Book Prize for best book in European urban history published in 2023 ($500 prize) 


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