Beginning in 2004, Cheiron: The International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences has awarded the Cheiron Book Prize for an outstanding monograph in the history of the social/behavioral/human sciences. Until 2016 the prize was biennial; starting 2017 Cheiron awards the prize annually. For more on Cheiron, including past Book Prize winners, see here.
Eligible works for the 2018 Cheiron Book Prize include original book-length historical studies, written in English and published in 2016 or 2017. Topical areas can include, but are not limited to, histories of psychology, psychiatry, anthropology, sociology, and social statistics. Works that are primarily history of medicine or history of education are not suitable entries, unless they are strongly tied to the history of the social/behavioral/human sciences. Edited collections or anthologies are not eligible, nor are conventional textbooks. Submissions will be judged on the basis of their scholarly character, depth of research, and the importance of their contribution to the field. Submissions can be made by publishers or authors.
Deadline: Two copies of each entry must be received at the address below by 1 October 2017. Books that are printed late in 2017 are eligible for the next competition; only printed books are eligible.
The author of the winning book will receive $500 plus up to $300 in travel expenses to attend the 2018 Annual Meeting of Cheiron held in June at University of Akron, Ohio, where the prize will be awarded. Remote-electronic presentation is possible, for a winner who cannot make the meeting. Announcement of the award will be widely circulated to relevant journals and organizations.
To enter the competition, two copies of each entry, clearly labeled “2018 Cheiron Book Prize,” must be mailed directly to:
David Robinson, 2018 Cheiron Book Prize
209 Elliott Dr.
Columbia MO 65201