The family, students, friends, and colleagues of Jim Cushing are pleased once again to solicit nominations for the James T. Cushing Prize in the History and Philosophy of Physics.
In recognition of Jim’s well-known role as a nurturer of new talent in the profession, this annual prize is intended to recognize and reward the work of younger scholars. The next winner will receive $1,000 and an invitation to deliver a paper in the University of Notre Dame’s History and Philosophy of Science Colloquium series during the 2013-2014 academic year.
This year, and every fifth year, the prize is reserved for work in the history of physics. Work is eligible by nomination only. Eligible are all articles or books in the history of physics published by a younger scholar within the five years prior to the current call for nominations (i.e., published no earlier than September 2007). Because research projects in history often extend over several publications, nomination of a portfolio of papers covering a single subject is welcomed. Without defining “younger scholar,” our intention is to favor work produced by scholars who are no more than seven years or so beyond completion of the Ph.D. or, in a comparable way, new to the field of the history of physics.
Nominated work will be evaluated by a committee drawn from the members of the Advisory Committee. A nomination should consist of a brief description of the significance of the nominated work and such information about the author as the nominator might think helpful to the evaluation committee (e.g., an abbreviated c.v.). The deadline for receipt of nominations is 31 January 2013. The winner will be announced in April 2013.
Nominations will be accepted by mail, fax, and email.
Cushing Memorial Prize Nominations
History and Philosophy of Science Graduate Program
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556
By fax: 574-631-7418 (“Cushing Memorial Prize Nomination” on cover sheet)
By email: Cushing.Prize.firstname.lastname@example.org
Please be sure to include the following information:
The name, institutional affiliation, phone number, fax number (if available), mailing address, and email address for both the nominator and the nominee.
A full reference to the published work (i.e., publisher and year for books; journal name, volume, page numbers, URL or pdf if available, for articles).
For more information:
Phone: Darrin Snyder Belousek at 419-221-1856 or Don Howard at 574-631-7547.