The CCWH Nupur Chaudhuri Article Prize is an annual $1000 prize that recognizes the best first article published in the field of history by a CCWH member.
Named to honor long-time CCWH board member and former executive director and co-president from 1995-1998 Nupur Chaudhuri, the article must be published in a refereed journal in one of the two years proceeding the prize year. An article may only be submitted once. All fields of history will be considered, and articles must be submitted with full scholarly apparatus.
The annual deadline for the Chaudhuri award is May 15.
2020 CCWH Chaudhuri Award Application (MS Word download)
Committee email – ChaudhuriAward@theccwh.org
Donations by CCWH members and other patrons support the Nupur Chaudhuri Article Prize. To make a one-time or recurring monthly donation by credit or debit card, please fill out our secure online Donation Form.
(1) Submit the online Donation Form for our records.
(2) Please mail checks payable to the “Coordinating Council for Women in History” to our Treasurer:
Pamela Stewart, PhD
College of Integrative Sciences and Arts, Arizona State University
455 N. 3rd St, Suite 380, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1601
The Coordinating Council on Women in History is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The Coordinating Council on Women in History is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations to the Nupur Chaudhuri Article Prize are tax-deductible.
Past Nupur Chaudhuri Article Award Recipients
2018 – Alexandra Finley, Assistant Professor of History, Mississippi State University
“‘Cash to Corinna’: Domestic Labor and Sexual Economy in the ‘Fancy Trade’,” Journal of American History (September 2017), 410-430.
2018 Honorable Mention, Katherine Smoak, University of Birmingham, Department of History, Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellow
“The Weight of Necessity: Counterfeit Coins in the British Atlantic World,” William and Mary Quarterly (July 2017), 467-502.
2017 – Alix Genter, “Appearances Can Be Deceiving: Butch-Femme Fashion and Queer Legibility in New York City, 1945–1969,” Feminist Studies 42, no. 3 (2016): 604-31.
2016 – Kate Imy, “Queering the Martial Races: Masculinity, Sex and Circumcision in the Twentieth-Century British Indian Army,” Gender and History, Volume 27, Issue 2, August 2015, Pages 374–396
2015 – Felicity Turner, “Rights and Ambiguities of the Law: Infanticide in the Nineteenth-Century U.S. South,” The Journal of the Civil War Era Volume 4, Number 3 (September 2014), pp. 350-372.
2014 – Catherine Christensen, “Mujeres Publicas: American Prostitutes in Baja California, 1910-30,” Pacific Historical Review Vol. 82, No. 2 (May 2013), pp. 215-247.
2013 – Yuko Miki, “Fleeing into Slavery: The Insurgent Geographies of Brazilian Quilombolas (Maroons), 1880-1881,” The Americas Vol. 68, No. 4 (April 2012) pp. 495-528.
2012 – Monica D. Fitzgerald, “Fornicators, Drunkards, and a Great Hen Squabble: Censuring Practices and the Gendering of Puritanism,” Church History: A Study in Christianity and Culture, March 2011.
2011 – Deborah Dinner, “The Universal Childcare Debate: Rights Mobilization, Social Policy, and the Dynamics of Feminist Activism, 1966-1974,” Law and History Review, Vol. 28, No. 3, August 2010.