Book Prize 2020

The Longman-History Today book prize is open to an author’s first or second book, written in English, on any aspect of History, published between 1 October 2018 and 31 September 2019. The winning book, which receives an award of £2,000, will display innovative research and interpretation and will have made its subject accessible to the general reader. Publishers may submit up to three entries each. Deadline for submissions is 31 January 2020.

To submit: please send one copy of each submitted publication, accompanied by a letter confirming that the book fulfils our criteria, to: Longman-History Today Book Prize, History Today Ltd, 2nd Floor, 9/10 Staple Inn, London WC1V 7QH.

About the awards

Established in 1997, the Longman-History Today awards are made jointly by the publishers Longman and History Today magazine to foster a wider understanding of, and enthusiasm for, history. There are two main awards: Book of the Year, awarded for an author's first or second book, and the Historical Picture Researcher of the Year. There is also an undergraduate dissertation prize and the Trustees' Award, which recognises a person or organisation that has made a major contribution to history.


One of the great postwar publishing ventures and a highly original study of British attitudes to imperialism were among the winners at our annual celebration of excellence in history.

The shortlist for the best new history book of the year has been released.

The winner of the Longman-History Today Book Prize was announced at our annual award ceremony.

The shortlist for the annual Longman-History Today Book of the Year Award has been announced.

A groundbreaking project that points the way to the future of the discipline was recognised at our annual celebration of excellence in history.

Winner of the Trustees Award, Simon Jenkins, with a beefeater

All the news from our annual event

Peter Furtado reports on the awards for 2005 given by History Today.

Peter Furtado announces the winners of the 2005 Longman-History Today Awards.

The best history books, films and students of 2003 announced.

The winners of the prizes in the Longman History-Today awards 1999 are announced.