The Peter Cashin Prize

The prize was established in memory of Peter Cashin (1890-1977). This prize is awarded annually to the best piece of scholarly work on the history and/or political economy of Newfoundland published in the preceding calendar year. The work must be original, and can take the form of an article or book (monograph). Ideally, the work should appeal to a broad audience and interdisciplinarity would be considered an advantage.

2018 Recipient:

Anne Budgell, We All Expected to Die: Spanish Influenza in Labrador, 1918-1919, ISER Books

Nominations are currently being solicited for works published in 2019. Nominations (including self-nominations) will be judged by a three-member committee consisting of representatives of the Departments of History and Political Science and a member nominated by the Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences. Recipients of The Peter Cashin Prize will receive a framed certificate and an award of $700. The award will be presented at "A Fine Crowd" (an annual celebration held by Memorial's Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences)  to be held in March 2020.

Nominations should consist of a statement of no more than 600 words that outlines a) how the work contributes to an understanding of the history and/or political economy of Newfoundland, and, b) its originality. If relevant, nominations should also address the work's c) appeal to a  broad audience, and d) its interdisciplinarity.

Nominations (including self-nominations) and a hard copy (or PDF) of the work being nominated should be sent to Charlene Burke (, 1-709-864-8255), Office of the Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Memorial University, 230 Elizabeth Avenue, St. John's, NL, A1C 5S7. The deadline is January 31, 2020.


Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000