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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.