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Call for Nominations: HES Outstanding Book Award

HES Outstanding Book Award recognizes the most outstanding book on the history of education published during the previous year. This includes work on schooling as well as educational institutions and processes more broadly, concerning the U.S. and/or other locations. Only books copyrighted in 2018 are eligible for consideration for the 2019 prize. 

Criteria used to evaluate the books include:

  • Originality of the study;
  • Thoroughness of the research/scholarship;
  • Contributions to the field;
  • Stylistic fluidity and beauty; and
  • Potential for lasting impact on the history of education.


Please ask your publisher to nominate and send your book to the committee for consideration. The deadline for this award is June 15th. In order to be considered, review copies of your book must be received by all members of the committee at the addresses listed below no later than June 15th, 2019. 

2019 Members of the Committee:

Milton Gaither, 2191 Bradford Drive, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Sonya Ramsey, 6208 Creek Breeze Road, Charlotte, NC 28269

Mario Rios Perez, Cultural Foundations of Education, 350 Huntington Hall, Syracuse, NY 13244 

Jon Hale, University of South Carolina, Department of Educational Studies, 820 Main St, Wardlaw 254, Columbia, SC 29208