The Longman-History Today Awards 2013
Entries are invited for the 2013 Longman-History Today Awards, for Book of the Year and Historical Picture Researcher of the Year.
The awards are made jointly by the publishers Longman and History Today magazine to mark links between the two organisations and to foster a wider understanding of, and enthusiasm for, history.
There are two prizes:
Book of the Year
A prize of £2,000 is given for an author's first or second book, written in English, on any aspect of history. The winning book will have contributed significantly to making its subject accessible and rewarding to the general reader of history and will display innovative reseach and interpretation in its field.
The winner of the 2012 award was Craig Koslofsky, for Evening's Empire: A History of the Night in Early Modern Europe.
Historical Picture Researcher of the Year
A prize of £500 is given to a picture researcher whose work, on any aspect of history, demonstrates originality, creativity, imagination and resourcefulness and involves a wide range of sources, working from a minimal suggestion list or directly from the text.
Last yerar's joint winners were Caroline Hotblack for Neal Ascherson's Black Sea, and Celia Mackay for Orlando Figes' Crimea.
How to enter
To be eligible, books must have been published during the year October 1st, 2011 to September 30th, 2012. Publishers should send one copy of each book they wish to nominate, to gether with a signed statement confirming category and eligibility. Please mark the submission and note clearly to distinguish from orgdinary review copies that may be sent. Publishers may be asked to send further copies in due course.
In the case of the Picture Researcher Award, researchers may submit their work directly and include a note explaining in what ways they consider the work to meet the standards required.
Please send copies to:
Annual Awards, History Today,
25 Bedford Avenue,
London WC1B 3AT
The closing date is October 31st 2012, and the winner will be announced in January. A longlist will be released in early November.
- Middle East
- North America
- South America
- Central America
- Early Modern
- 20th Century
- Economic History
- Environmental History
- Food & Drink
- Historical Memory
- Science & Technology