Society for Global Nineteenth-Century Prize

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December 31, 2022
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Black History / Studies, British History / Studies, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Immigration & Migration History / Studies


The Society for Global Nineteenth-Century Studies ( welcomes nominations, including self-nominations, for the best book on forced or unforced migration in the period between 1750 and 1914 from comparative, global, or transregional perspectives. Books may be on any topic including (but not limited to) forms of human trafficking; comparative systems of enslavement; connections between forced migration and environmental changes (fire, drought, and flooding); famine refugees; resettlement and integration; psychological impacts of displacement; memory and migration; migrant literature as well as the representation of migrants and migration in literature and the arts; and forms of religious diffusion. This prize covers the calendar years of 2021 and 2022. 

The award is given every other year to recognize an outstanding single authored monograph or edited collection with a copyright in the previous two years. At the time of nomination, authors or editors of collections must be current SGNCS members. The recipient will receive—or, in the case of multiple recipients, share—a cash prize of $700 USD as well as complimentary World Congress registration. A special session at the World Congress devoted to the book will also be arranged.  

The inaugural award will be presented at the Society’s 2023 World Congress, which will be held 19-22 June 2023 in Singapore. To nominate a book that is copyrighted 2021 or 2022, please contact the Book Prize Committee ( by 1 December 2022 for the mailing/postal addresses of committee members. Only print copies sent to every member can be considered. Publishers are welcome to nominate more than one title for consideration.

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