On behalf of the John Scholes Prize Committee, I’m delighted to announce that this year’s Prize winner is Ioannis Limnios-Sekeris, a 3rd-year PhD student in the Department of Political Science and History at Panteion University, Athens.
We unanimously awarded the Prize for his paper “A Multifaceted Business: International Migration and Transport Sector amidst the Cold War”.
The paper links a number of areas with global transport history in an innovative way, including histories of migration, politics and business. It explores the role of the Intergovernmental Committee for European Migration (ICEM) from the 1950s through to the 1980s.
It addresses Cold War politics and the responses of the USA and its allies´ to migration, eventually supporting national transport actors and their flag-carrying providers. We can see how the ICEM drove particular modes of transport – but was itself subject to pressures from nation states and the transport interests.
Congratulations to Ioannis!
The prize consists of 200Euros in cash from the International Association for the History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility and £150 of book vouchers from SAGE, the publishers of the <em>Journal of Transport History</em>.
We will work with Ioannis to revise the paper and put it through the peer review process at the <em>Journal of Transport History</em>, with a view to publication. Several entrants to past years’ competitions have in this way been published recently, with 2 more articles to be published in the coming weeks.
Our thanks to all entrants, the Prize Committee (Anne Ebert, Mike Esbester and Massimo Moraglio), and the prize sponsors.
The 2021 competition is now open, and we warmly encourage you to consider submitting.