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The Longman / History Today Picture Research Award

Sheila Corr introduces the shortlisted titles in our annual award for picture research.

A mine destroying a fortification, from Vauban's Traite de l'attaque des places (1704). From 'The Great Builders'The Longman / History Today Picture Award is given for creative historical picture research demonstrating the resourcefulness and skill of a researcher through imaginative use of a wide, preferably unusual, variety of material from a range of sources.

Here's the shortlist for this year:

Pauline Hubner for The Great Builders, edited by Kenneth Powell (Thames & Hudson)

Louise Thomas for Gay Life Stories by Robert Aldrich (Thames & Hudson)

- Read our review

Roger Moorhouse for Vanished Kingdoms by Norman Davies (Allen Lane)

The winner will be announced on January 9th, 2013 at the Royal Society, London.

- Read our review

See also: the shortlist for the Longman / History Today Book of the Year.