Longman-History Today Awards
Peter Furtado announces the winners of the 2005 Longman-History Today Awards.
The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography juggernaut continued to sweep all before it, when it carried off the Longman-History Today Trustees award for the promotion of history in 2004. This award, and others for Book of the Year, New Generation Book, Undergraduate Dissertation, and Picture Researcher were announced on January 6th, at the Royal Geographical Society.
The Trust was set up to commemorate the long relationship between History Today and Longman publishers, and it prizes the creation and popular dissemination of serious history in all its forms. The Book of the Year award, which this year was shared between two authors, the modern German historian Nikolaus Wachsmann and medievalist Joanna Laynesmith, is intended to encourage new writers and is given for an author’s first or second book only.
Other prizes were awarded to Ruth Brocklehurst forVictorians, a picture book published by Usborne for secondary school children; Sally Nicholls and Suzanne Bosman for their picture research; and, in an award made jointly by the magazine and the Royal Historical Society, Andrew Arsan of Cambridge for his undergraduate dissertation on Lebanese and Syrian politics in the early twentieth century. The prizes are described in more detail below.
We are offering all UK readers the chance to win a set of all the books shortlisted below. Click here to enter the prize draw online.