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2014 Tilly Prize for Best Graduate Conference Paper

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2014 Charles and Louise Tilly Prize for the Best Graduate Conference Paper in Social Science History

This is the sixth year of The Charles and Louise Tilly Prize for the Best Graduate Paper in Social Science History.


Tilly Prize Committee:

  • Miriam Cohen (History, Vassar)
  • George Steinmetz (Sociology, Michigan)
  • Lyn Spillman (Sociology, Notre Dame)
  • Mala Htun (Political Science, New Mexico)
  • Anne McCants (History, MIT) ex officio as SSH editor 

The competition is open to all graduate students who will be presenting an unpublished grad student-authored paper at the Social Science History Association (SSHA) conference in November 2014. The winner will be announced at the conference.

The work of Charles and Louise Tilly represents the strongest traditions of both historical social science and social science history. These traditions are also the watchwords of the SSHA. The winning paper will forge a creative link between the social and historical in order to better illuminate or explain something important about the world.

If you are a graduate student and would like to submit your SSHA paper for consideration, send an electronic copy to Bill Block, SSHA Executive Director, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The submission deadline is May 30, 2014.

Note that papers, which must be unpublished (but may be forthcoming at the time of the conference), must be no more than 12,500 words, not including supplementary material such as notes, tables, figures, and bibliography. Papers may be collectively authored as long as all of the authors are graduate students.

Deadline:  May 30, 2014



The Deadline for Submission has been extended to March 17!