The 1st annual Modern Japan History Association Dissertation Prize will be awarded in early 2024 to an outstanding English-language PhD dissertation or thesis on modern Japan or Japanese history filed in 2022.
The winner will receive a monetary prize. The 2024 Dissertation Prize is made possible by generous support from the Japan Foundation.
Guidelines for Submission
- Full consideration will be given to PhD dissertations or theses substantially illuminating the history of modern and contemporary Japan (1868-present), as well as dissertations exploring the historical roots of modern Japanese society and culture. Provided this condition is met, dissertations from any academic discipline and covering earlier eras of history are eligible.
- Dissertations must be originally written in English. Dissertations originally filed in other languages will not be considered.
- Only PhD or doctoral dissertations are eligible. Masters theses or undergraduate theses will not be considered.
- Dissertations must have been filed in calendar year 2022.
- Dissertators need not be members of the MJHA.
- Only MJHA members may nominate a thesis/dissertation for consideration.
- Dissertations and theses written by MJHA student members will be automatically considered. Simply fill out the nomination form found in the "Members Area" of this website.
Nominations must be received by July 1, 2023 to be eligible for the 2024 award.
Only MJHA members may nominate a thesis/dissertation for consideration. If you are a current MJHA member, please fill out the nomination form found in the "Members Area" of this website. If you would like to join MJHA, please sign up HERE.
2024 Prize Committee
SEIJI SHIRANE (Chair)
City College of New York