Nursing Clio Prize for Best Journal Article

The Nursing Clio Prize for Best Journal Article is awarded annually for the best peer-reviewed academic journal article on the intersection of gender and medical histories in English. The award consists of a $300 cash prize and a featured interview on the blog about the article.

For the 2021 prize, submissions are open to any article published in 2020, and we encourage self-nominations. Any Nursing Clio writer or reader is eligible with the exception of NC staff. The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2021. Please send a PDF copy of the original article, as well as a PDF copy of the article without any identifying information (including your name and the name of the journal) to Chair of the committee Averill Earls, who can also address any questions on submissions. We will announce the winner in early May.

The prize committee consists of: Averill Earls, Chair; Wangui Muigai, Sarah Swedberg, and Travis Weisse. Send inquiries and submissions to


2020: Wangui Muigai, “Something Wasn’t Clean”: Black Midwifery, Birth, and Postwar Medical Education in All My Babies,” Bulletin of the History of Medicine, vol. 93, no. 1 (2019) 82–113.

Honorable Mentions

2020: Travis Weisse, “Alone in a Sea of Rib-Tips”: Alvenia Fulton, Natural Health, and the Politics of Soul Food,” Journal of the History of Medicine and the Allied Sciences, vol. 74, no. 3 (July 2019) 292–315.