The Culbert Family Book Prize for Publications on Media History dealing with Propaganda, Mass Persuasion and Public Opinion


David H. Culbert (1943-2017) was a diligent media historian. More than anything else, his scholarly interest was the research on the history of propaganda, information policy and mass persuasion. He was John L. Loos Professor of History at Louisiana State University, an active IAMHIST Council member and editor of the Historical Journal of Film, Radio, and Television from 1992 to 2012.


The prize is awarded on behalf of the Culbert family for outstanding works looking at the history of ways in which media, public opinion, politics and diplomacy interact. It is awarded to monographs and anthologies on these topics that were published within the last four years in English. The deadline for submissions is 1 November 2021. Please send a print copy only of the book to all three jury members listed below. The $2,500 prize will be awarded at the 2022 IAMHIST conference (scheduled to take place from 12-14 July 2022 in Kiel, Germany). The prize has been established by an endowment from Lubna Culbert. The first winner of the prize was Benjamin G. Martin with The Nazi-Fascist New Order for European Culture (Harvard University Press, 2016) in 2020.

Please send a print copy of the book to each of the jury members:

Tobias Hochscherf
Kiel University of Applied Sciences
Faculty of Media
Grenzstr. 3
24149 Kiel, Germany

James Chapman
University of Leicester
School of Arts (History of Art and Film)
University of Leicester
University Road
Leicester LE1 7RH, United Kingdom

Leen Engelen
LUCA School of Arts / KU Leuven
Tiensevest 96, 3000 Leuven, Belgium

Please note that the prize committee’s decision is final.

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