Jonathan Hughes Prize

Jonathan Hughes Prize for Excellence in Teaching Economic History

The annual Jonathan Hughes Prize is awarded to recognize excellence in teaching economic history. Jonathan Hughes was an outstanding scholar and a committed and influential teacher of economic history. The prize includes a $1,200 cash award. The winner is selected by the EHA Committee on Education and Teaching.


The Committee on Education of the Economic History Association invites nominations for the fourteenth annual Jonathan Hughes Prize for Excellence in Teaching Economic History. Letters of nomination should state what qualities of excellence the candidate’s teaching of economic history has embodied. The strength of the nominating letter will be the primary basis for selecting the pool of finalists for the prize. After arriving at a short list of finalists, the committee will gather further supporting information. Anyone is eligible to write a letter of nomination.

Letters of nomination should be sent to:

Professor Katharine Shester
Washington and Lee University
Huntley Hall
Lexington, VA 24450

Other members of the committee are:

Professor Karen Clay
Carnegie Mellon University
Heinz College
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Professor Larry Neal
3070 Lane Woods Court
Columbus, OH 43221