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, March 19-22, 2014 in Monterey, CA.
Guidelines and current and past recipients are listed on the NCPH website: http://ncph.org/cms/awards
Excellence in Consulting Award
Up to two $500 awards for 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.
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 (2012 and 2013).
Robert Kelley Memorial Award
This $500 award honors distinguished achievements by individuals, institutions, or nonprofit or corporate entities for making history relevant to individual lives of ordinary people outside of academia.
New Professional Award
Two $500 travel grants to encourage new professionals, practicing public history for no more than three years, to attend the 2014 Annual Meeting.
Student Project Award
A $500 travel grant to attend the 2014 Annual Meeting, it recognizes the contributions of student work to the field of public history.
Graduate Student Travel Award
Five travel grants of up to $300 each for graduate students presenting (session, poster session, or working group) at the 2014 Annual Meeting.
We hope to see nominations for your own work, or the work of your colleagues. Nominations for the book award are due November 1, 2013 and for all other awards, nominations are due December 1, 2013. See our website for submission guidelines: http://ncph.org/cms/awards
Posted: September 10, 2013
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