Presidents Book Award
A $1000 prize is awarded annually for a meritorious first work by an early-career scholar. Entrants are judged on scholarly significance, interdisciplinary reach, and methodological innovativeness within monographs analyzing past structures and events and change over time. Books with a copyright date of the previous year that are published within eight years of the author’s Ph.D. are eligible for consideration.
The submission window for the 2019 SSHA Presidents Book Award is now open. Submissions with a postmark of August 31 (or earlier) will be accepted. Late entries will not be considered. Authors or publishers wishing to nominate a book should mail an author’s curriculum vitae and a copy of the nominated book to each member of the award committee.
The award committee for 2019 will be posted soon.
|2018||Keri Leigh Merritt||Masterless Men: Poor Whites and Slavery in the Antebellum South|
|2018||Taisu Zhang||The Laws and Economics of Confucianism: Kinship and Property in Preindustrial China and England|
|2017||William Rankin||After the Map: Cartography, Navigation, and the Transformation of Territory in the Twentieth Century.|
|2016||Jonathan Wyrtzen||Cornell University||Making Morocco: Colonial Intervention and the Politics of Identity|
|2015||Aaron Panofsky||University of Chicago||Misbehaving Science: Controversy and the Development of Behavior Genetics|
|2014||Vanessa Ogle||University of Pennsylvania||Contesting Time: The Global Struggle for Uniformity and Its Unintended Consequences, 1870s-1950s|
|2013||Yiching Wu||University of Toronto||The Cultural Revolution at the Margins: Chinese Socialism in Crisis|
|2012||Lisa Stampniktzky||Harvard||Disciplining Terror-How Experts Invented Terrorism|
|2011||Elizabeth Popp Berman||Berkeley||Creating the Market University|
|2010||Ho-fung Hung||Johns Hopkins||Protests with Chinese Characteristics|
|2009||Greta Krippner||Michigan||Capitalizing on Crisis|
|2008||Anthony Chen||Northwestern||The Fifth Freedom|
|2007||Brody Fischer||For our Poverty of Rights|
|2007||Issac Martin||Berkeley||In Defense of Privilege|
|2006||Sarah Igo||Vanderbilt||The Averaged American: Surveys, Citizens and the Making of a Mass Public|
|2005||Joseph Gerteis||Minnesota||Class and the Color Line|
|2004||Steven Pfaff||Washington||Fight or Flight? Exit Voice Dynamics and the Collapse of East Germany|
|2003||Geoff Cunfer||University of Saskatchewan|
|2002||Robert D. Johnson||Yale||The Radical Middle Class|
|2001||Stephen M. Striffler||University of Arkansas||In the Shadow of State and Capital|
|2000||Mark S. Weiner||Yale||Americans Without Law|
|1999||Daniel Lord Smail||Fordham||Imaginary Cartographies: Possession and Identity in Late Medieval Marseille|
|1998||Robert Freeland||Stanford||The Struggle for Control of the Modern Corporation|
|1997||Robert Lieberman||Columbia||Shifting the Color Line|
|1996||Thomas Sugrue||University of Pennsylvania||The Origins of the Urban Crisis|
|1995||Leslie J. Reagan||University of Illinois||When Abortion Was a Crime|
|1994||Mary E. Odem||Emory||Delinquent Daughters|
|1993||Mauro F. Guillen||MIT||Models of Management|
|1992||Stewart Tolnay||Albany||Festival of Violence|
|1991||no award given|
|1990||Richard Maddox||Augustana College||El Castillo|
|1989||no award given|
|1988||Gary A. Abraham||St. Bonaventure||Max Weber and the Jewish Question|
The call for papers for the 2019 conference is now available.
Click here to apply for the 2019 Graduate Student Travel Award.
The submission deadline for SSHA 2019 has been extended to March 15th.
SSHA 2019 will be held in Chicago, November 21-24, 2019.
Click here to submit to our Annual Conference by March 15th.