Outstanding Book Award

Call for Submissions:

History of Education Society Outstanding Book Award

This award recognizes the most outstanding book on the history of education published during the previous year. This includes work on schooling as well as educational institutions and processes more broadly, concerning the U.S. and/or other locations. Only books copyrighted in 2019 are eligible for consideration for the 2020 prize.

Criteria used to evaluate the books include:

· Originality of the study;

· Thoroughness of the research/scholarship;

· Contributions to the field;

· Stylistic fluidity and beauty; and

· Potential for lasting impact on the history of education.

Please ask your publisher to nominate and send your book to the committee for consideration. The committee will also accept e-books to accommodate authors and presses affected by the current crisis. In order to be considered, review copies of your book must be received by all members of the committee at the addresses listed below no later than July 1st, 2020.

2020 Committee Members


Mario Rios Perez, PhD


350 Huntington Hall
Syracuse, NY 13244

Jon N. Hale, PhD*


2431 Park Street
Columbia, SC 29201

*If books are scheduled to arrive after July 1st mail to:

1310 S. 6th St
Champaign, IL 61820

Lucy E. Bailey, PhD


2424 W. 23rd Avenue
Stillwater, OK 74074

Richard D. Benson II, PhD


2589 Kimmeridge Drive
East Point, GA 3034