The Michael H. Hunt Prize for International History

The purpose of the award is to recognize historians whose scholarship produces fresh perspectives on international or global history.  The prize of $1,500 is awarded annually to an author of any nationality for their first book on any aspect of international or global history since the mid-19th century that makes substantial use of historical records in more than one language.


Eligibility: The prize is to be awarded for a first book (including all previously authored or co-authored books but excluding edited volumes).  The book must be an international or global history that contributes to scholarship in the field based on substantial use of historical records in more than one language.  General surveys, autobiographies, editions of essays and documents, and works that represent social science disciplines other than history are not eligible.


Procedures: Books may be nominated by the author, the publisher, or any member of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations.  A nominating letter explaining why the book deserves consideration must accompany each entry in the competition.  Books will be judged primarily in regard to their contributions to scholarship, their use of primary sources, and the quality of their academic writing.


To nominate a book published in 2023 for the 2024 prize:

In addition, a copy of the book being nominated must be sent to each of the committee members listed below:

  • Katharina Rietzler, History Department, School of Media, Arts and Humanities, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9QN, United Kingdom
  • Jeremy Rich, Social Sciences Department, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave, Scranton, PA  18509
  • Nathan Citino, History Department - MS 42, Rice University, PO Box 1892; Houston, TX  77251-1892

Books may be sent anytime but must arrive by February 1, 2024


  • 2023 Victor Seow, Carbon Technology: Energy Regimes in Modern East Asia
  • 2022 Roberto Saba, American Mirror: The United States and Brazil in the Age of Emancipation 
  • 2021 Toshihiro Higuchi, Political Fallout: Nuclear Weapons Testing and the Making of A Global Environmental Crisis
  • 2020 Giuliana Chamedes, A Twentieth-Century Crusade: The Vatican’s Battle to Remake Christian Europe
  • 2020 Amy C. Offner, Sorting out the Mixed Economy: The Rise and Fall of Welfare and Developmental States in the Americas