Grant of the Week: The Gutman Dissertation Prize
Every week, Perspectives Daily showcases a new grant, fellowship, or scholarship that has been posted to our free community calendar. This week we are featuring The Labor and Working-Class History Association's Herbert G. Gutman Dissertation Prize.
The Labor and Working-Class History Association (LAWCHA) is pleased to announce its annual Herbert G. Gutman Prize for Outstanding Dissertation in U.S. Labor and Working-Class History, established in cooperation with the University of Illinois Press. LAWCHA encourages the study of working people, their lives, workplaces, communities, organizations, cultures, activism, and societal contexts. It aims to promote a diverse and cross-cultural understanding of labor and working-class history. And it encourages innovative, theoretically-informed and interdisciplinary approaches. Transnational and comparative studies rooted in U.S. history are welcomed, as are studies of capitalism in relation to the working-class experience.
The dissertation prize is named in honor of the late Herbert G. Gutman, a pioneering labor historian and a founder of the University of Illinois Press's Working Class in American History Series. LAWCHA hopes that the spirit of Gutman's inquiry into the many facets of labor and working-class history will live on through this prize.
Eligible dissertations must be in English and defended in the academic year 2018-19 (September 1, 2018-October 31, 2019). Dissertations will be considered only in one year's competition.
The winner will receive a cash prize of $750 from LAWCHA along with up to $500 in travel expenses to attend the awards ceremony, and a contract to publish in the Working Class in American History Series. The prize award is contingent upon the author's acceptance of the contract with the University of Illinois Press.
End: December 2, 2019
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