Call for Nominations: Fass-Sandin Prize for Best Article

Call for Nominations: Fass-Sandin Prize for the best article (in English) on the History of Children and Youth published in 2013.

The Society for the History of Children and Youth (SHCY) is pleased to call for nominations for the best article in English on the history of children, childhood, or youth (broadly construed) published in 2013 in a print or online journal. The prize consists of a plaque and a check for $250. The winner will be announced in mid-summer. The Fass-Sandin awards for articles published in Norwegian, Swedish, and Danish will be announced separately.

Nominations are invited from publishers, editors, scholars, and authors. Current members of the SHCY award committee, the executive committee, and officers of the society are ineligible.

Send a PDF or photocopy of the article to the chair of the prize committee, Robin Bernstein, at rbernst@fas.harvard.edu. The deadline for nominations is April 15, 2014. The other members of the committee are Melissa Klapper and Pamela Riney-Kehberg.

SHCY Executive Committee Expands Best Article Award

The SHCY Executive Committee has unanimously voted to name the Society’s Best Article Award the Fass-Sandin Prize. Three awards will be given each year; one for an article published in English and two for articles published in languages other than English (see more below). The awards will consist of a plaque and $250. Winners will be announced each summer on the SHCY website and will also be recognized at the next SHCY conference banquet.

The expansion of the award to include articles published in languages other than English reflects the Society’s continuing interest in reflecting the global reach of the field. Naming the award after past presidents Paula Fass and Bengt Sandin recognizes their role in creating the Society and in developing its international focus and identity.

Look for the calls for nominations on this website, on H-Net, and in emails from Secretary-Treasurer Kriste Lindenmeyer.

The awards for articles published in languages other than English will follow a three-year cycle:

In 2014, two awards will be offered for articles in the three Scandinavian languages published in 2011, 2012, and 2013.

In 2015, the awards will be offered for articles in French and German published in 2012, 2013, 2014.

In 2016, the awards will be offered for articles in Italian and Spanish published in 2013, 2014, and 2015.

The cycle will begin again in 2017. Eligibility is based solely on the language in which the article is published, not on the residence or nationality of the author.