The National Council on Public History awards recognize excellence in the diverse ways public historians apply their skills to the world around us. The purpose of the award program is to promote professionalism and best practices among public historians and to raise awareness about their activities. Awards are presented to recipients during the annual meeting, April 17-20, 2013 in Ottawa, ON.
Guidelines and current and past recipients are listed on the NCPH website: http://ncph.org/cms/awards
We are currently accepting nominations for the following awards:
Excellence in Consulting Award–Up to two(2) $500 awards recognize outstanding work and contributions by consultants or contractors.
Outstanding Public History Project Award-- $1,000 recognizing a project–digital, print, film, exhibit, etc.–that contributes to a broader public reflection and appreciation of the past or that serves as a model of professional public history practice.
Graduate Student Travel Award–Five travel grants of up to $300 each for graduate students presenting (session, poster session, or working group) at the 2013 Annual Meeting in Ottawa, Ontario.
NCPH Book Award–A $1,000 award for the best book about or growing out of public history published within the previous two calendar years (2011 and 2012).
New Professional Award–Two $500 travel grants to encourage new professionals, practicing public history for no more than three years, to attend the 2013 Annual Meeting in Ottawa, Ontario.
Student Project Award–The $500 travel grant to attend the 2013 Annual Meeting recognizes the contributions of student work to the field of public history.
G. Wesley Johnson Award–A $750 award for the best article in The Public Historian for the 2012 calendar year.
Michael C. Robinson Prize for Historical Analysis–A $500 cash award and a certificate, rewarding historical studies that contribute directly to the formation of public policy. This biennial prize will next be awarded in 2013.
We hope to see nominations for your own work, or the work of your colleagues. Nominations for the book award are due November 1, 2012 and for all other awards, nominations are due December 1, 2012. See our website for submission guidelines: http://ncph.org/cms/awards
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