Labor History Dissertation Prize

Call for applications

Labor History Dissertation Prize

To encourage the study of labor, Labor History is pleased to encourage submissions for its annual Dissertation Prize for labor studies, broadly defined. In keeping with the journal's dedication to a multi-disciplined approach to the field, and its commitment to chronological and geographical breadth, the prize will be awarded to the best Ph.D. dissertation on a labor topic, historical or contemporary, in the US or worldwide, regardless of discipline.

Winners will receive an award of £750 / $1500, and publicity in both the journal and the Labor History website.

All dissertations on labor topics completed in 2007 are eligible for the Labor History Dissertation Prize. Please email your applications to me, Craig Phelan, at [mailto][/mailto] by 15 February 2008. Nominations in the first instance should be made by dissertation supervisors on behalf of the applicant and include:

  1. Name and full contact details of nominee
  2. Abstract and title of dissertation
  3. A letter of reference or a report that assesses the dissertation

Entries will be judged according to the following criteria:

  1. Significance, originality, and quality of research
  2. Sophistication of methodology
  3. Clarity of presentation and cogency of arguments
  4. Contribution to the field of labor studies

Dr Craig Phelan
Editor, Labor History
Reader, American Studies
University of Wales Swansea
Swansea SA2 8PP, UK
email: [mailto][/mailto]