2006 Cheiron Book Prize

Cheiron: The International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences announces its second biennial Cheiron Book Prize competition for an outstanding monograph in the history of the social/behavioral/human sciences. The inaugural prize went to Jeffrey Sklansky, associate professor at Oregon State University, for his 2002 book, The Soul’s Economy: Market, Society, and Selfhood in American Thought, 1820-1920, published by UNC Press.

Eligible works for the 2006 Cheiron Book Prize include original book-length historical studies, written in English and published during the period 1 January 2002 through 31 December 2005. Topical areas can include, but are not limited to, histories of psychology, psychiatry, anthropology, sociology, and social statistics. Works that are primarily in the histories of medicine or education are not eligible, unless they are strongly tied to the history of the social/behavioral/human sciences. Edited collections, anthologies, or textbooks are not eligible. 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. Two copies of each entry must be received by the committee chair by 31 October 2005. Final page proofs may be used for books to be published after 31 October and before 1 January 2006. If a final page proof is submitted, a bound copy of the entry must be received no later than 15 January 2006. No late submissions will be accepted.

The author of the winning book will receive $500 plus up to $300 in travel expenses to attend the 2006 Annual Meeting of Cheiron, where the prize will be awarded. Announcements of the award will also be widely circulated. Two copies of each entry, clearly labeled “2006 Cheiron Book Prize,” must be mailed directly to:

John Carson (Committee Chair) Cheiron Book Prize Department of History 1029 Tisch Hall University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1003