The American Institute of the History of Pharmacy awards the AIHP Glenn Sonnedecker Prize to the author(s) of the best unpublished manuscript received in an annual competition on a topic within the field of the history of pharmacy and pharmaceuticals.
The Prize is aimed at graduate students and early career researchers (ECRs). (See eligibility requirements below). Co-authored papers are eligible for the Sonnedecker Prize competition, provided all listed authors meet eligibility requirements.
The recipient of the AIHP Glenn Sonnedecker Prize is awarded a $1,000 cash prize (co-authored papers will split the cash award), and the manuscript will be published in AIHP’s journal, History of Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals, upon successful completion of peer- and editorial-review processes.
Instructions for Submissions
The deadline for submission of manuscripts for the 2023 competition is June 1, 2023. Manuscripts should be emailed to email@example.com using the subject heading “Sonnedecker Prize Submission.”
Submitted manuscripts will be evaluated and judged by a panel comprised of the Institute’s Historical Director and four members of the Editorial Board of History of Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals. The panel will announce the Sonnedecker Prize decision in August.
Eligibility requirements are:
Originally established in 2015, the AIHP Glenn Sonnedecker Prize honors Professor Glenn Sonnedecker, a distinguished historian of pharmacy, the longtime Director of the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy, and the founding editor of the Institute’s academic journal, Pharmacy in History,which changed its name to History of Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals in 2021.
The former Executive Director of the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy from 1957-1973 and 1981-1985, Glenn Sonnedecker was an influential historian of pharmacy. Sonnedecker received his PhD in History of Science and History of Pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin in 1952, and he taught at the University of Wisconsin – Madison School of Pharmacy from 1952 to 1986. In addition to being the founding editor of AIHP’s academic journal, he edited or authored more than a dozen books and pamphlets and 100+ articles on the history of pharmacy. He died in June 2021, at the age of 103.
Prior to 2021, the Sonnedecker Prize was awarded annually for the best original article published during the previous year on the history of some facet of pharmacy practice or pharmacy education in the United States (including the Colonial Period). Articles published (including electronic appearance) in peer-reviewed journals were eligible for consideration. Award winners demonstrated originality of scholarship and clear contribution to the study of the history of pharmacy. The AIHP Board of Directors adopted the current protocol for the Sonnedecker Prize in August 2020.
The American Institute of the History of Pharmacy is documenting and preserving pharmacy stories and experiences during the COVID-19 global pandemic for the benefit of future historians and scholars. We seek to record the effects of this public health emergency on all types of pharmacy experiences. We invite you to share your pharmacy stories, photos, videos, artifacts, and other documentation of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
You can participate in the AIHP COVID-19 Pandemic Pharmacy Historical Documentation Project either (1) by immediately sharing your thoughts/experiences and/or submitting digital materials or (2) by signifying your to intention to submit materials in the future. Please comply with all applicable local or state stay-at-home orders while self-documenting.
Please click the link below to learn more about participating in the AIHP COVID-19 Pandemic Pharmacy Historical Documentation Project.Read More
Access the Pharmacy in History JSTOR Archive
All past issues of Pharmacy in History have been digitized and are text-searchable at JSTOR.
Note: Academic libraries seeking subscriptions to History of Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals should directly contact the University of Wisconsin Press.Read More
Upcoming events of interest to historians of pharmacy, pharmaceuticals, medicines, science, and related fields. (Event information current when posted. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, please double-check the status of all events):
July 22-26, 2023: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Aurora, CO.
August 30-September 2, 2023: Biennial Meeting of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health, Oslo, Norway.
November 11-14, 2023: Annual Meeting of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, Dallas, TX.
December 3-7, 2023: Midyear Clinical Meeting of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Anaheim, CA.
January 4-7, 2024: Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, San Francisco, CA.
September 4-7, 2024: 46th International Congress for the History of Pharmacy, Belgrade Serbia.