The Journal of Historical Geography has recognized Dr. Cary Karacas and his co-authored paper, ‘A cartographic fade to black: mapping the destruction of urban Japan during World War II’ (JHG 38, 2012, pp. 306-28) as making the greatest contribution to the advancement of scholarship in historical geography for 2012.

Details of the prize scheme and assessment process were recently announced in an editorial at

 There was strong competition for the inaugural prize according to  Felix Driver, JHG editor-in-chief, and in his letter of congratulations to Dr. Karacas wrote “I am delighted with this outcome, and hope you will be too!”
Press release pending.