Barbara W. Tuchman Prize for Best Paper in Historical International Relations by a Graduate Student

Barbara Tuchman (1912-1989) was a Pulitzer winning historian whose expertise ranged from 14th century France to the World Wars of the 20th century. The award recognizes an outstanding paper presented at the previous ISA Annual Convention by a graduate student.

General Information

Recipients must meet the Following Criteria

  1. Recipients must be a current member of ISA.
  2. Only papers presented on a topic of relevance to the HIST section at the ISA Annual Convention are eligible to be nominated for this award. Due to the cancellation of the 2020 ISA Conference, for this year’s cycle, all graduate student papers that were accepted to be presented in Hawaii are eligible for nomination.
  3. Papers that are co-authored by a faculty member are not typically eligible for consideration.

Prize

  • The recipient will receive a $200 (USD) cash prize and a certificate.
  • The recipient will be announced at the HIST Section Business Meeting at the ISA Annual Convention and will be recognized at the HIST Section reception.

Selection Process

  • Nominations by Panel Chairs, Advisors, and self-nominations should be sent to the Chair of the Selection Committee by July 1st. " The selection committee is composed of three members appointed by the HIST section. The members of the current committee are: Joseph MacKay (Chair), Claire Vergerio, Mark Shirk. 
  • The selection committee is composed of three members appointed by the HIST section.

Recipients

Congratulations to Kendrick Kuo and Yuan Yi Zhu who are the joint winners of the 2020 Barbara W. Tuchman Prize for Best Paper in Historical International Relations by a Graduate Student and Teemu Laulainen who earned an Honorable Mention!

See Past Recipients

Contact

Joseph MacKay | Chair
Australian National University
Acton, Australia

Claire Vergerio | Member
Leiden University
Leiden, Netherlands

Mark Shirk | Member
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, United Kingdom

Award Chairs please review dates to ensure deadlines are met.

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