2019 Outstanding Article or Book Chapter Award, Disability History Association

Type: Prize

Name: Outstanding Article or Book Chapter Award

Location: n/a

Application Deadline: May 01, 2019

Sponsoring Institution: Disability History Association


The Disability History Association (DHA) promotes the relevance of disability to broader historical enquiry and facilitates research, conference travel, and publication for scholars engaged in any field of disability history. As part of this work, the DHA takes pleasure in inviting entries for its 8th Annual Outstanding Publication Awards, both of which carry a submission deadline of May 1, 2019.

Outstanding Article or Book Chapter Award

In calling for article and edited collection book chapter submissions for the 2019 award, the committee welcomes entries that feature new and original history of disability scholarship. To be considered, submissions MUST have significant historical content.

The award is open to authors writing across all geographic areas and time periods. The publication must be in English, and with first publication taking place between January 1 and December 31, 2018. We are conscious that some journals publish an electronic advance copy of articles that can appear a considerable time before the print copy is published; we also recognize that some journals are running behind schedule so that, for example, an article published in October 2018 might actually appear in a 2017 edition. First publication is the key criteria, but we will endeavor to be sympathetic in cases of “behind schedule” publication. If you feel that your proposed submission should be considered, but might be at risk of disqualification by definitions of “first publication,” please email for adjudication by the Awards Committee.

The amount of the award is $200 for first place and $100 for honorable mention.      

All submissions should be sent to the award committee, via Iain Hutchison, no later than May 1, 2019. One electronic (.pdf or .doc) copy of the article or book chapterto be sent to: Dr Iain Hutchison, Centre for the History of Medicine, University of Glasgow; iain.hutchison@glasgow.ac.uk.

In the interest of modeling best practice in the field of disability history, we require that the publisher/author provide an electronic copy in text-based .pdf or .doc file compatible with screen reading software for the review committee. We understand that copyright rules apply, and we will only use the electronic copy for the purposes of the DHA Outstanding Publication Award. Manuscripts not provided in accessible electronic formats for screen reading software in a timely manner cannot be considered for the prize.

Please include the full bibliographic citation of your submission in the Chicago Manual of Style format.

Contact Information:
Iain Hutchison

Posted: February 06, 2019