The History of Education Society Prize

Call for Nominations:  The 2020 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, including work on schools and universities, teachers, students, and families—published in any scholarly journal over the previous two-year period (January 2018 to December 2019, inclusive).

The deadline for submissions is May 15, 2020.

Entrants should e-mail a published copy of the article and a one-page vita as separate attachments (in Microsoft Word or as pdf files) to the committee chair, Campbell F. Scribner ( Please feel free to write with any other questions, as well!

Winners are encouraged to attend the Society’s annual meeting, where the award will be presented (with a brief synopsis of the article) at the banquet. The 2020 HES meeting will be Thursday, November 5th – Sunday, November 8th, in Baltimore, Maryland. For more information about the annual meeting, go to

2020 Prize Committee


Campbell F. Scribner

University of Maryland

Danielle Wingfield-Smith

University of Virginia

Sevan Terzian

University of Florida