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Past Winners

The Grace Abbott Book Prize

2017: Richard Ivan Jobs
Backpack Ambassadors: How Youth Travel Integrated Europe (Chicago University Press, 2017).

2016: David Pomfret
Youth and Empire: Trans-Colonial Childhoods in British and French Asia (Stanford University Press, 2015).

2015: Catherine Jones
Intimate Reconstructions: Children in Post-emancipation Virginia (University of Virginia Press, 2015).

2014: Ellen Boucher
Empire’s Children: Child Emigration, Welfare, and the Decline of the British World, 1869–1967 (Cambridge University Press, 2014).

2013: Daniel Rivers
Radical Relations: Lesbian Mothers, Gay Fathers, and Their Children in the United States since World War II (UNC Press, 2013).

2012: Robin Bernstein
Racial Innocence: Performing American Childhood From Slavery to Civil Rights (NYU Press, 2011)

2011: Nara B. Milanich
Children of Fate: Childhood, Class, and the State in Chile, 1850-1930 (Duke University Press, 2009)

2009: Catriona Kelly
Children’s World: Growing Up in Russia, 1890-1991 (Yale University Press, 2007)

2007: Julia L. Mickenberg
Learning from the Left: Children's Literature, the Cold War, and Radical Politics in the United States (Oxford University Press, 2006)

Fass-Sandin Article Prize (English)

2017 Julia M. Gossard, ”Tattletales: Childhood and Authority n Eighteenth-Century France," Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth 10 (Spring 2017):  169-87.

2016 Brian Rouleau
” ‘In Praise of Trash’:  Series Fiction Fan Mail and the Challenges of Children’s Devotion.”  Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth 9 (Fall 2016):  403-423.

2015 Lydia Murdoch
“Carrying the Pox: The Use of Children and Ideals of Childhood in Early British and Imperial Campaigns Against Smallpox,” Journal of Social History, vol. 48, no. 3 (Spring 2015): 511-535.

2014 Barbara Young Welke
“The Cowboy Suit Tragedy: Spreading Risk, Owning Hazard in the Modern American Consumer Economy,” Journal of American History (June 2014):  97-121.

2013 Nicholas Syrett
“‘I did and I Don’t Regret It’: Child Marriage and the Contestation of Childhood in the United States,” Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth (vol. 6, Spring 2013).

2012: Ishita Pande
“Coming of Age: Law, sex, and Childhood in Late Colonial India,” Gender & History vol. 24, no. 1 (April 2012)

2011: Aaron L. Alcorn
“Flying into Modernity: Model Airplanes, Consumer Culture, and the Making of Modern Boyhood in the Early Twentieth Century,” History and Technology (June 2009)

2009: Susan J. Pearson
“Infantile Specimens: Showing Babies in Nineteenth-Century America,” Journal of Social History (December 2008)

2007: Tamara Myers
“Embodying Delinquency: Boys’ Bodies, Sexuality, and Juvenile Justice History in Early-Twentieth-Century Quebec,” Journal of the History of Sexuality (October 2005)

2005: Timothy Gilfoyle
“Street-Rats and Gutter-Snipes: Child Pickpockets and Street Culture in New York City, 1850-1900” Journal of Social History (2004)

2003: Mona Gleason
“Disciplining the Student Body: Schooling and the Construction of Canadian Children’s Bodies, 1930-1960,” History of Education Quarterly (2001)

In 2018, SHCY Executive increased the frequency of the Fass-Sandin Prize in Danish, Swedish, or Norwegian, making it an annual award.

Fass-Sandin Article Prize (Scandinavian Languages)

2014: Karin Zetterqvist Nelson
“From children of the Nation to individuals in their own right,” Scandia (2012: 2)

2015: Olle Widhe, “’The Battle Is Ours!’ A Study of Olof Fryxell’s Snow Castle: a Tale for Countryside Boys and the Revival of Gothicism in 19th Century Swedish Children’s Literature” (Samlarf 2013).

2018: Prize Committee is Chaired by Professor Anna Larsson, Umeå University, Sweden; it includes judges Professor Astri Andresen, Bergen University, Norway and Associate professor Mette Buchardt, Aalborg University, Denmark.  The 2018 FS Prize will be announced in Summer 2019.

In 2018, SHCY Executive launched separate biennial article prizes in French, German, Italian, and Spanish.

SHCY Article Prize in French (biennial)

2016 (Spanish or French): Fábio Macedo, “Action Humanitaire et Adoption d'Enfants Étrangers en Suisse. Le Cas de Terre des Hommes (1960-1969)”, Relations internationales 2015/2 (n° 161), p. 81-94.

2017-18: Prize Committee will be judged by David Niget (Chair) and Manon Pignot.  The first SHCY Article Prize in French will be announced in Summer 2019.

SHCY Best Article Prize in German (biennial)

2017-18: Prize Committee will be judged by Meike Baader (Chair), Florian Eßer, and Juliane Jacobi.  The first SHCY Article Prize in German will be announced in Summer 2019.

SHCY Best Article Prize in Italian (biennial)

2016 (German or Italian): Miriam Turrini
“Poco oltre la soglia: racconti autobiografici di aspiranti gesuiti a metà Seicento,” Studi storici 3 (July-Sept, 2014): 586-614.

2017-18: Prize Committee will be judged by Dr Stefania Bernini, Dr Stefano Oliviero, Dr Francesca Zaltron.  The first SHCY Article Prize in Italian will be announced in Summer 2019.

SHCY Best Article Prize in Spanish (biennial)

2017-18: Prize Committee will be judged by Bianca Premo (Chair), Elena Albarrán, and Adriana.  The first SHCY Article Prize in  Spanish will be announced in Summer 2019.