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Humanist Archives: Jan. 7, 2023, 8:52 a.m. Humanist 36.328 - human sciences award

              Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 36, No. 328.
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        Date: 2023-01-06 14:18:20+00:00
        From: Chris Renwick <chris.renwick@YORK.AC.UK>
        Subject: Upcoming deadline: History of the Human Sciences, Early Career Prize, 2022-23

History of the Human Sciences

Early Career Prize


History of the Human Sciences
<> --
the international journal of peer-reviewed research which provides 
the leading forum for work in the social sciences, humanities, 
human psychology and biology that reflexively examines its own 
historical origins and interdisciplinary influences -- is delighted to 
announce details of its annual prize for early career scholars. 

The intention of the annual award is to recognise a researcher 
whose work best represents the journal’s aim
to critically examine traditional assumptions and preoccupations about
human beings, their societies and their histories in light of
developments that cut across disciplinary boundaries. In the pursuit of
these goals, /History of the Human Sciences /publishes traditional
humanistic studies as well work in the social sciences, including the
fields of sociology, psychology, political science, the history and
philosophy of science, anthropology, classical studies, and literary
theory. Scholars working in any of these fields are encouraged to apply.


Guidelines for the Award

Scholars who wish to be considered for the award are asked to submit an
up-to-date _two-page CV_ (including a statement that confirms
eligibility for the award) and _an essay that is a maximum of 12,000
words long_ (including notes and references). The essay should be
unpublished and not under consideration elsewhere, based on original
research, written in English, and follow History of the Human
Science’s style guide

Scholars are advised to read the journal’s description of its aims and
as well as its submission guidelines

Entries will be judged by a panel drawn from the journal’s editorial
team and board. They will identify the essay that best fits the
journal’s aims and scope.


Scholars of any nationality who have either not yet been awarded a PhD
or are no more than five years from its award are welcome to apply. The
judging panel will use the definition of “active years”, with time away
from academia for parental leave, health problems, or other relevant
reasons being disregarded in the calculation. They will also be
sensitive to the disruption that the Covid 19 pandemic has had on
career progression and will take such factors into account in their
decision making. Candidates are encouraged to include details relating
to any of these issues in their supporting documents.

Scholars who have submitted an essay for consideration in previous years
are welcome to do so again. However, new manuscripts must not be
substantially the same as any they have submitted in the past.


The winning scholar will be awarded £250 and have their essay published
in /History of the Human Sciences/ (subject to the essay passing through
the journal’s peer review process). The intention is to award the
prize to a single entrant but the judging panel may choose to recognise
more than one essay in the event of a particularly strong field.


Entries should be made by Friday 27^th  January 2023. The panel aims to
make a decision by Friday 28^th  April 2023. The winning entry will be
submitted for peer review automatically. The article, clearly identified
as the winner of the /History of the Human Sciences /Early Career Prize,
will then be published in the journal as soon as the production schedule
allows. The winning scholar and article will also be promoted by
/History of the Human Sciences/, including on its website
<>, which hosts content separate to the journal.

Previous Winners

2021-22: Harry Parker (Cambridge), “The regional survey movement and
popular autoethnography in early 20th century Britain”. Special
commendation: Ohad Reiss Sorokin (Princeton), Intelligence’ before
‘Intelligence Tests’: Alfred Binet’s Experiments on his Daughters

2020-21: Liana Glew (Penn State), “Documenting insanity: Paperwork and
patient narratives in psychiatric history”, and Simon Torracinta (Yale),
"Maps of desire: Edward Tolman’s Drive Theory of Wants". Special
commendation: Erik Baker (Harvard), "The ultimate think tank: The rise
of the Santa Fe Institute Libertarian".

2019-20: Danielle Carr (Columbia), “Ghastly Marionettes and the
political metaphysics of cognitive liberalism: Anti-behaviourism,
language, and The Origins of Totalitarianism”. Special commendation:
Katie Joice (Birkbeck), “Mothering in the Frame: cinematic microanalysis
and the pathogenic mother, 1945-67”.

You can read more about these essays in interviews with the authors on
the journal’s website <>.

To Apply

Entrants should e-mail an anonymised copy of their essay, along with an
up-to-date CV, to <>.

Further Enquiries

If you have any questions about the prize, or anything relating to the
journal, please email <>.

Professor Chris Renwick
Department of History
University of York
YO10 5DD

Editor, /History of the Human Sciences

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