Beginning in 2004, Cheiron: The International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences will award the Cheiron Book Prize biennially for an outstanding monograph in the history of the social/behavioral/human sciences.

Eligible works include original book-length historical studies, written in English and published during the period 1 January 2000 through 31 December 2003. 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 2003. Final page proofs may be used for books to be published after 31 October and before 1 January 2004. If a final page proof is submitted, a bound copy of the entry must be received no later than 15 January 2004. 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 2004 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 “2004 Cheiron Book Prize,” must be mailed directly to:

John Carson (Committee Chair) Cheiron Book Prize National Humanities Center 7 Alexander Drive, P.O. Box 12256 Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709