HSS Reingold Prize 2012

The History of Science Society’s Nathan Reingold Prize for an original graduate student essay on the history of science and its cultural influences.

Deadline for Submission: 1 June 2012

The deadline for the History of Science Society’s 2012 Reingold Prize for an essay by a graduate student is 1 June 2012. Please share this information with the scholars and students in your department and encourage students to enter their essays. For more information on the Reingold prize, visit the HSS website at http://www.hssonline.org/about/society_reingold.html.

The ideal Reingold Prize paper should be original; historiographically sophisticated; based on primary sources, either published or archival; clearly argued; well written; and interesting. Successful papers in the past have come from parts of dissertations in progress or revised seminar papers. The prize recognizes an original and unpublished article (articles that have been accepted for publication are ineligible) on the history of science and its cultural influences written by a graduate student enrolled at any college, university, or institute of technology. Essays in the history of medicine are not eligible for the prize; however, papers dealing with the relations between medicine and the non-medical sciences are welcome. It is hoped, but not assured, that the winning article will merit publication in Isis. Essays submitted for the competition must be thoroughly documented, written in English, must not exceed 8,000 words in length (exclusive of footnotes), and should conform to the latest edition of the Chicago Manual of Style. We encourage electronic submissions of Word, rtf, or pdf documents (file size under 5 megabytes – pictures should be low resolution) to prizes@hssonline.org.  All information identifying the author by name or school should be removed from the document except for a coversheet that is separate from the body of the paper. If sending hard copies to the address below, send three copies of the essay with a detachable cover sheet (essays are read without knowledge of the authors’ identity).

History of Science Society

440 Geddes Hall
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556

All essays are due at the Executive Office by 1 June 2012.  All entries must be accompanied by proof that the author was a graduate student in good standing at a school, college, or university some time during 2012.  This proof can take the form of a dated school ID, transcript, or letter of support from an advisor on school letterhead. For other suggestions for proof of eligibility, and all other questions regarding the Reingold Prize, contact the History of Science Society at prizes@hssonline.org.

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