Awards

Now accepting submissions for the Claude A. Eggertsen Prize

The History of Education Society is accepting submissions for the Claude A. Eggertsen Prize for the dissertation judged to be most outstanding in the field of history of education. This includes work on schooling and educational institutions more broadly, and the dissertation may have a domestic or international focus. The next award will be presented at the 2019 meeting of the History of Education Society. The prize carries an award of $1,000 for the winner. Self-nominations are welcome. Qualified applicants must have completed the dissertation and graduated during the calendar year 2018. The deadline for entries is May 15, 2019. Entrants should send an electronic copy of the complete dissertation to each of the three prize committee members.

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The History of Education Society presents the following awards to recognize outstanding achievements in scholarly work. As you can see, there are many awards to acknowledge your contribution to the field of education history and the work of the organization. See below to learn about these awards, how to apply or nominate someone, and for past winners of each award.
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Outstanding Book Award

This award recognizes the book that is judged to be the most outstanding book on the history of education published during the previous year. Please ask your publishers to nominate and send your book to the committee for consideration.

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The History of Education Society Prize

The History of Education Society awards a prize of $750 biennially to the author of an article judged to be the most distinguished scholarly essay in educational history—broadly defined to cover a wide range of educational and cultural institutions inside and outside the United States (this includes work on schools and universities, teachers, students, and families)—published in any journal over the previous two-year period.

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history of education classroom - Awards
history of education classroom - Awards

The History of Education Society Prize

The History of Education Society awards a prize of $750 biennially to the author of an article judged to be the most distinguished scholarly essay in educational history—broadly defined to cover a wide range of educational and cultural institutions inside and outside the United States (this includes work on schools and universities, teachers, students, and families)—published in any journal over the previous two-year period.

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The Henry Barnard Prize

The Henry Barnard Prize is given biannually for the best essay in educational history by a graduate student. This recognition brings with it an honorarium of $500 and publication in the Society’s journal, the History of Education Quarterly.

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Eggertsen Award

This award is given for the dissertation judged to be the outstanding dissertation in the history of education written by a graduate student who graduated in the previous year. Self-nominations are welcome, as are nominations from faculty.

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history of edcation society gramophone - Awards
history of edcation society gramophone - Awards

Eggertsen Award

This award is given for the dissertation judged to be the outstanding dissertation in the history of education written by a graduate student who graduated in the previous year. Self-nominations are welcome, as are nominations from faculty.

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Past Winners

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Eisenmann Prize

The Eisenmann Prize is awarded biennially to recognize the most outstanding scholarly work in the field of the history of higher education in the United States produced by a junior scholar in the immediately prior two years.

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Herbst Award

The Herbst Travel Award supports travel to the ISCHE Conference each year. The prize is awarded based on a competitive application process. Winners must have a paper accepted for presentation at the ISCHE Conference.

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history of education society old phone - Awards
history of education society old phone - Awards

Herbst Award

The Herbst Travel Award supports travel to the ISCHE Conference each year. The prize is awarded based on a competitive application process. Winners must have a paper accepted for presentation at the ISCHE Conference.

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Past Winners