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Labor History Essay Prizes

The editors of Labor History award the best articles published in the journal each year with three prizes. To be eligible for entry in a particular year, articles must have been published in Labor History during the course of the year. Prizes are awarded in the following categories:

  • Best article, US Topic;
  • Best article, Non-US or Comparative Topic;
  • Best article by a scholar within five years of Doctorate completion.

Winners will receive an award of £250/$350 and publicity in both the journal and on the Labor History website. In this and many other ways, Labor History leads the way in supporting and encouraging labor studies worldwide.

Labor History Dissertation Prize

To encourage the study of labor, Labor History is pleased to announce an annual Dissertation Prize for labor studies, broadly defined. In keeping with the journal’s dedication to a multi-disciplined approach to the field, and its commitment to chronological and geographical breadth, the prize will be awarded to the best Ph.D. dissertation on a labor topic, historical or contemporary, in the US or worldwide, regardless of discipline.

Winners will receive an award of £750/$1000, and publicity in both the journal and on the Labor History website.

All dissertations on labor topics completed in a particular year are eligible for the Labor History Dissertation Prize. Please email your applications to the editor, Craig Phelan, at: C.Phelan@kingston.ac.uk by 1st February of the year following Ph.D. completion.

Nominations in the first instance should be made by dissertation supervisors on behalf of the applicant and include:

  1. Name and full contact details of nominee
  2. Abstract and title of dissertation
  3. A letter of reference or a report that assesses the dissertation

Entries will be judged according to the following criteria:

  1. Significance, originality, and quality of research
  2. Sophistication of methodology
  3. Clarity of presentation and cogency of arguments
  4. Contribution to the field of labor studies

Announcement of the winner will take place in April of each year. The Labor History Editorial Board will act as the selection panel. The Editorial Board reserves the right not to award the prize in any given year.

The Annual Labor History Book Prize

Labor History is proud to announce an annual book prize to be awarded to the best book in labor studies, broadly defined. In keeping with journal’s dedication to a multi-disciplined approach to the field, and its commitment to chronological and geographical breadth, the Annual Labor History Book Prize will be awarded to the best single volume on labor issues, historical or contemporary, in the US or worldwide, regardless of discipline.

Winners will receive an award of £500/$700 and publicity in both the journal and the Labor History website.

All labor books published in a particular year are eligible for the Labor History Book Prize. Please email your nominations to the editor, Craig Phelan, at C.Phelan@kingston.ac.uk by 1st February of the year following publication.
Self-nominations will not be accepted.

Criteria for selection:

  1. Significance, originality, and quality of research
  2. Sophistication of methodology
  3. Clarity of presentation and cogency of arguments
  4. Contribution to the field of labor studies

Announcement of the winner will take place in April of each year. The Labor History Editorial Board will act as the selection panel. The Editorial Board reserves the right not to award the prize in any given year.

Best Article Prize: 2016 Winning Articles