IAMHIST PRIZES

The Michael Nelson and Christine Whittaker Prizes

The IAMHIST-Michael Nelson Prize and IAMHIST-Christine Whittaker Prize for a work in media and history is a biennial prize awarded for the book, radio or television programme or series, film, DVD, CD-ROM, or URL making the best contribution on the subject of media and history, which has been published or shown in the preceding two years.

The prizes are dedicated to Michael Nelson and to Christine Whittaker, both of whose passion for media and journalism inspired IAMHIST throughout the years.

Two awards are made.  The first, a prize of $1000, will be for the best contribution by a book (Michael Nelson Prize); the second, a prize of $1000 will be for the best contribution by a (multi) media contribution: this second prize will consider media such as films, CD-ROMs, and URLs separately from print media (Christine Whittaker Prize).

For the most recent call for submissions, and rules for the prizes, please visit here.


The Culbert Family Book Prize

David H. Culbert 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. David was an active IAMHIST Council member and editor of the Historical Journal of Film, Radio, and Television from 1992 to 2012.

The book 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 $2,500 prize is awarded biennially. The prize has been established by an endowment from Lubna Culbert.

For the most recent call for submissions, and rules for the prize, please visit here.


Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television Prizes

Each year the IAMHIST Council awards prizes for the best articles by both an established scholar and a new scholar published in the Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television. They are:

The David H. Culbert Routledge-IAMHIST Prize for Best Article by an Established Scholar

David Blanke, ‘Ready for their close-up: fan scenarists, Cecil B. DeMille, and the studio system’, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, 42: 3 (September 2022), pp. 395-426.

Previous winners have included:

Richard Abel, ‘The Middlemen of the Movies: US Film Exchanges, 1915-1919’, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, 41: 4 (December 2021), pp. 641-62.

Judith E. Smith, ‘Hollywood imagines revolutionary Haiti: the forgotten film Lydia Bailey (1952)’, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television (December 2021), 41: 4, pp. 759-87.

Melanie Selfe, ‘”Use the songs to sell your SHOW!” Sam Goldwyn, the Eddie Cantor musicals and the development of product-centred marketability‘, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, 40: 4 (December 2020), pp. 649-682.

The Philip M. Taylor Routledge-IAMHIST Prize by a New Scholar

Yanping Guo, ‘Supporters or Saboteurs: Deviated Experiences of Maoist Film Propaganda in Rural China’, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, 42: 3 (September 2022), pp. 493-519.

Previous winners have included:

C. Yamini Krishna, ‘Princely Films: The Silver Jubilee Film of 1937 and the Princely State of Hyderabad’, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, 41: 2 (June 2021), pp. 217-31.

Chris Grosvenor, ‘”DR Kinema”: The cinema, the trade and the rehabilitation of wounded and disabled soldiers during the First World War‘, 40:1 (March 2020), pp. 140-161.

Emily Oliver, ‘A Voice for East Germany: Developing the BBC German Service’s East Zone Programme’, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, 39: 3 (September 2019), pp. 568-87.

 

 

 

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