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Call for Nominations and Submissions: SHCY Dissertation Award 2021

SHCY 2021 Dissertation Prize

Call for Submissions
Deadline - March 31, 2022

The SHCY’s award for the best doctoral dissertation on the history of children,  childhood, or youth (broadly construed) was inaugurated by the Society’s former President, Tamara Myers, in 2020. 

The new award attracted considerable interest and the SHCY is pleased to announce a call for nominations for dissertations completed in the 2021 year. 

Eligible dissertations must be defended in 2021 and in English, or translated into English.

Submissions will be assessed by a panel of childhood and youth history experts and copyright will be respected.

Nominations must be received electronically by March 31, 2022

Nominations should include:

1) an electronic copy of the successfully defended doctoral dissertation;

2) a brief (no more than 250 words) explanation of the dissertation’s contribution to the field of children and youth history;

3) a letter of support sent directly to the award committee from the dissertation advisor (or one of the evaluators) attesting to the dissertation’s significance and contribution to the field;

4) the report on the dissertation, if available;

5) proof that the doctoral dissertation has been successfully passed or deposited (please include author, title of dissertation, where the dissertation was successfully defended/deposited, defense date, names of dissertation evaluation committee members).

Nominations should be sent to all three members of the Dissertation Award Committee.

The award consists of $500US and a two-year membership in the SHCY.  A shortlist will be announced in the spring with the winner announced in late June 2022.

Dissertation Award Committee Members:

Corrie Decker
Associate Professor of History University of California-Davis

Janet Borland
Assistant Professor, Japanese Studies
University of Hong Kong

Dylan Baun
Assistant Professor, History, Middle East and Islamic World
University of Alabama-Huntsville