Global Award

Introducing the award

The Journal of Historical Geography awards an annual prize to the author of the best paper published in the journal during the previous twelve months. The prize is intended to encourage, celebrate and recognize high-quality work published in the field of historical geography.

The JHG Prize is awarded to the paper judged by the editors and members of the international advisory board to have made the greatest contribution to the advancement of scholarship in historical geography in the previous year, primarily on the basis of the significance and originality of the research but also taking into account the career stage of the author

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Winners

2016

Diogo de Carvalho Cabral, Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics
"Into the bowels of tropical earth: leaf-cutting ants and the colonial making of agrarian Brazil" Journal of Historical Geography, Volume 50, October 2015, Pages 92-105.

Diogo de Carvalho Cabral: Scopus Profile

2015

Bronwen Douglas, Australian National University
"Naming places: voyagers, toponyms, and local presence in the fifth part of the world, 1500-1700" Journal of Historical Geography, Volume 45, July 2014, Pages 12-24.

Brownwen Douglas: Scopus Profile

2014

Matt Dyce, Department of Geography, University of Winnipeg, USA.

"Canada between the photograph and the map: Aerial photography, geographical vision and the state" Journal of Historical Geography, Volume 39, January 2013, Pages 69-84

Matt Dyce: Scopus Profile

Paper featured on Elsevier Connect

2013

David Fedman, Department of History, Stanford University, USA and Cary Karacas, Department of Political Science, Economics, and Philosophy, The City University of New York.

"A cartographic fade to black: mapping the destruction of urban Japan during World War II" Journal of Historical Geography, Volume 38, Issue 3, July 2012, Pages 306–328

David Fedman: Scopus Profile
Cary Karacas: Scopus Profile

Paper featured on Elsevier Connect

Beginning in 2013, the JHG Prize is awarded to the paper judged by the editors and members of the international advisory board to have made the greatest contribution to the advancement of scholarship in historical geography in the previous year, primarily on the basis of the significance and originality of the research but also taking into account the career stage of the author.

All papers published in the journal will automatically be eligible for the award of the prize, and there is no additional application procedure. The decision will be made by the editors, in association with members of the editorial board.

£250 prize