Awards Submissions

Kenneth Jackson Award for Best Book in North American Urban History in 2019

The UHA will award a prize of $500 for the best monograph in North American urban history with a copyright date of 2019. To be considered, please submit three (3) copies of the book, each containing a complete publication citation. All materials must be received by May 1, 2020.

Given the coronavirus crisis, pdfs of complete books may be emailed or e-books made available to each committee member if it is not feasible to mail traditional paper copies.

Submit one book directly to each member of the Jackson Award committee:

Jessica Elfenbein

4794 Heath Hill Road

Columbia, SC 29206

JESSICAE@mailbox.sc.edu

Walter Greason

Monmouth University

400 Cedar Avenue

West Long Branch, NJ 07764

wgreason@monmouth.edu


LaDale Winling (Virginia Tech)

2328 Glenn Ct.

Charlottesville, VA 22901

lwinling@vt.edu


Criteria for selection for all awards: significance, originality, quality of research, sophistication of methodology, clarity of presentation, cogency of arguments, and contribution to the field of urban history. Membership in the UHA is not required. All works must be in English or in English translation. Late or incomplete submissions cannot be considered. Submissions will be considered incomplete unless a copy of the book is received by each of the three (3) award committee members by the deadline. Submissions must be accompanied by a single page providing the author’s current address, e-mail, and telephone number(s). Letters of recommendation and endorsement are discouraged. The winner will be announced in early fall 2020. The Urban History Association reserves the right not to award this prize.

Award for Best Book in Non-North American Urban History in 2019 & 2020

There is no award in this category until 2021.

Michael Katz Award for Best Dissertation in Urban History completed in 2019 (no geographic restriction)

The UHA will award a prize of $350 for the best dissertation in urban history with a completion date in 2019. To be considered, please submit three (3) copies of the article, each containing information on where and when completed. All materials must be received by May 1, 2020.

Dissertations must be submitted by email as attachments in PDF format. Submit one copy of the dissertation directly to each member of the Katz Award committee:

Guadalupe Garcia 

Tulane University

ggarcia4@tulane.edu


Elaine Lewinnek 

California State University, Fullerton

elewinnek@fullerton.edu


Constanze Weise 

Henderson State University

weisec@hsu.edu


Criteria for selection for all awards: significance, originality, quality of research, sophistication of methodology, clarity of presentation, cogency of arguments, and contribution to the field of urban history. Membership in the UHA is not required. All works must be in English or in English translation. Late or incomplete submissions cannot be considered. Submissions will be considered incomplete unless a copy of the dissertation is received by each of the three (3) award committee members by the deadline. Submissions must be accompanied by a single page providing the author’s current address, e-mail, and telephone number(s). Letters of recommendation and endorsement are discouraged. The winner will be announced in early fall 2020. The Urban History Association reserves the right not to award this prize.

Arnold Hirsch Award for Best Article in Urban History published in a scholarly journal in 2019 (no geographic restriction)

The UHA will award a prize of $250 for the best article on urban history published in a scholarly journal with a publication date of 2019 (either in print or online as part of a journal’s early online version). To be considered, please submit three (3) copies of the article, each containing a complete publication citation. All materials must be received by May 1, 2020.

Articles must be submitted by email as attachments in PDF format. Submit one copy of the article directly to each member of the Hirsch Award committee:

Dorothee Brantz 

Technische Universit├Ąt Berlin

dorothee.brantz@metropolitanstudies.de


Andrew Pope 

Harvard University

andrewpope@fas.harvard.edu


Alejandro Velasco 

New York University

alejandro.velasco@nyu.edu


Criteria for selection for all awards: significance, originality, quality of research, sophistication of methodology, clarity of presentation, cogency of arguments, and contribution to the field of urban history. Membership in the UHA is not required. All works must be in English or in English translation. Late or incomplete submissions cannot be considered. Submissions will be considered incomplete unless a copy of the article is received by each of the three (3) award committee members by the deadline. Submissions must be accompanied by a single page providing the author’s current address, e-mail, and telephone number(s). Letters of recommendation and endorsement are discouraged. The winner will be announced in early fall 2020. The Urban History Association reserves the right not to award this prize.


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