AHP readers or their students may be interested in the Canadian Bulletin of Medical History/Bulletin canadien d’histoire de la médecine‘s Georgina Feldberg Memorial Student Award in the History of Health and Medicine. Details below.
The CSHM-SCHM invites students to submit essays for the Georgina Feldberg Memorial Student Award in the History of Health and Medicine. Dr. Feldberg was a dedicated teacher and scholar of social history of medicine, public health, and the gendered politics of disease, who firmly believed that history has an important role to play in shaping public policy. The history of health and medicine community lost an important voice when Dr. Feldberg died far too young in 2010.
The Feldberg Memorial Award will be granted annually to the best unpublished essay based on original research on any topic within the history of health and medicine. Essays are not restricted by geography or time period. Students in related disciplines are eligible to apply, but all essays must include a clear historical argument and engage with the relevant historiography.
The winner will receive $500 and a year’s membership with the CSHM-SCHM, which includes a subscription to the CBMH/BCHM. Finalists may be encouraged to have their submissions considered for publication in the CBMH/BCHM, subject to our peer review process.
Eligibility: Applicants must be current members of the CSHM-SCHM. Essays can be written in either English or French and must conform to the CBMH/BCHM style guide. Applicants must be students at the time of submission, but the competition is open to students in different disciplines at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Submissions must be based on original research and not currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. Submissions must be between 6,000 and 8,000 words in length, including citations. Applicants should consult the CBMH/BCHM style guide before submitting their work.
All submissions must be received through the CBMH/BCHM ScholarOne Manuscripts system. Indicate clearly in your submission that you would like your manuscript considered for the Georgina Feldberg Student Award. Please direct inquiries about this award or how to submit to the co-editors of the CBMH/BCHM.
The next deadline for applications is January 31, 2021.
All submissions will be evaluated by the Feldberg Award Committee.
Winners will be announced at the CSHM-SCHM annual meeting in May/June.