The Historians of British Art annually awards prizes to outstanding books on the history of British art, architecture, and visual culture. We are pleased to announce that we will consider books in six categories: Pre-1600, 1600–1800, 1800-1960, contemporary, multi-authored volume, and exhibition catalogue.
The 2023 Book Award winners can be found here. Previous winners can be found in the drop-down menu above.
In 2024, we will be considering books published in 2022. The committee accepts nominations and self-nominations, although these should include publisher contact details. There is no limit on the number of books from a single publisher that may be considered in each category. Winners will be announced in January 2024, in advance of the annual meeting of the College Art Association in February, so that publishers can market prize-winners there. Feel free to contact Alison Syme, the committee chair, with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publishers should notify the chair of their nominations and send a copy of each nominated book to our four committee members:
Alison Syme, Committee Chair
Associate Professor of Modern Art History
Graduate Department of Art History
University of Toronto
Sidney Smith Hall, Room 6036
100 St. George St.
Toronto, ON M5S 3G3
Professor of Art History, University of St Andrews
79 North Street
St Andrews, UK KY16 9AL
University of Washington
The Information School
Box 352840, Mary Gates Hall, Ste. 370
Seattle, WA 98195-2840
Lecturer in Contemporary Art
History of Art Department
University of Bristol
9 Woodland Road