CFP: Coleman Prize

23 12 2015

CALL FOR PAPERS Coleman Prize 2016 To be awarded at the ABH’s 24th Annual Conference, 27-28 May 2016 Joint Conference organized by: Association of Business Historians (ABH) and Gesellschaft für Unternehmensgeschichte (GUG) 27-28 May 2016 Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany


Named in honour of the British business historian Donald Coleman (1920-1995), this prize is awarded annually by the Association of Business Historians to recognise excellence in new research in Britain. It is open to PhD dissertations in Business History (broadly defined) either having a British subject or completed at a British university. All dissertations completed in the previous calendar year to that of the Prize are eligible. In keeping with the ABH’s broad understanding of business history, applications are strongly encouraged from candidates in economic history, social history, labour history, intellectual history, cultural history, environmental history, the history of science and technology, the history of medicine, or any other subfield. To be eligible for the Prize, finalists must present their findings in person at the Association’s annual conference, held on 27-28th May 2016 at Humboldt University in Berlin. A complete list of previous winners may be found here.


Titles of previous prize-winning theses include: • ‘Inventing Purity in the Atlantic Sugar World, 1860-1930’ • ‘Bridging the Middle Atlantic: The Liverpool-New York Trading Community, 1763-1833’ • ‘Markets, Standards and Transactions: Measurements in Nineteenth-Century British Economy’ • ‘Respectable Persuaders: The Advertising Industry and British Society, 1900-1939’ How to Apply Please send a PDF including the title of your PhD dissertation and a brief abstract (up to 2 double-spaced pages) to by 20 January 2016.


Shortlisted candidates will be requested to submit electronic copies of their theses by 15 February 2016. Finalists will be notified by 15 March 2016 and invited to present at the Berlin conference. The value of the prize is £500, sponsored by the Taylor & Francis Group, a scholarly publisher. Finalists may apply for partial travel support from the Francesca Carnevali Travel Grant. Further information regarding the Carnevali Grant can be found on the ABH website 



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