IAMHIST PRIZES

The Michael Nelson Prize

The IAMHIST-Michael Nelson 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 prize is dedicated to Michael Nelson, whose passion for media and journalism inspired IAMHIST throughout the years.  For more information on Michael Nelson, please consult: www.michaelnelsonbooks.com

Two awards are made.  The first, a prize of $1000, will be for the best contribution by a book; 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,

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

In 2017, Shelley Stamp was awarded the Michael Nelson Prize for Lois Weber in Early Hollywood (California: University of California Press, 2015).


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

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

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

Previous winners have included:

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.

Hieyoon Kim, ‘Archive in the State of Emergency: Realizing Film Preservation in Cold War Korea’, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, 39: 1 (March 2019), pp. 98-113.

Kate Fortmueller, ‘Gendered Labour, Gender Politics: How Edith Head Designed her Career and Styled Women’s Lives’, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, 38: 3 (September 2018), pp.474-94.

Sangjoon Lee, ‘Creating an anti-communist motion picture producers’ network in Asia: the Asia Foundation, Asia Pictures, and the Korean Motion Picture Cultural Association’, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, 37: 3 (September 2017), pp.517-538.

David Goodman, ‘A transnational history of radio listening groups I: the United Kingdom and United States’, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, 36: 3 (September 2016) pp.436–465, and ‘A transnational history of radio listening groups II: Canada, Australia and the world’, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, 36: 4 (December 2016) pp.627–645.

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

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, pp. 217-31.

Previous winners have included:

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.

Penny Chalk, ‘Edgar Dale’s Film Appreciation Programme: An Early Education in Adaptation’, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, 38: 4 (December 2018), pp.729-42.

Laura Mayne, ‘Whatever happened to the British “B” movie? Micro-budget film-making and the death of the one-hour supporting feature in the early 1960s’, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, 37: 3 (September 2017), pp.559-576.

Andrew J. Bottomley, ‘The Ballad of Alan and Auntie Beed: Alan Lomax’s radio programmes for the BBC, 1943–1960’, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, 36: 4 (December 2016) pp.604–626.

 

 

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