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Documentary Film Award Last Call


Awarded by the National Popular Culture/American Culture Association

Deadline:  December 15, 2017

This is a final call for film submissions for the 2017 Peter C. Rollins Documentary Film Award.  Both short and feature-length films are eligible for consideration.  Films must be 2017 productions, and must not have received commercial release.

Please send all inquiries, or submit a viewing link and full production information, to the committee chair, Cynthia Miller ( no later than December 15.

Brigman Award

The William Brigman TJPC Award. This award is for graduate students who write an article for consideration by The Journal of Popular Culture and who also plan to present a version of their article at the National Popular Culture Association Conference. The award-winning essay will receive automatic publication in the TJPC (identified in the journal as the winner of The William Brigman JPC Award), as well as a $500 travel award. Graduate student articles that do not win the award, but that are considered superior, may also be published in The Journal of Popular Culture.

To be considered for the award, graduate students should submit their manuscripts electronically through the ScholarOne system ( with “Brigman Submission” leading their manuscript title. Papers should be of journal-article length: 5,000-7,500 words. They must also include with their submission:

1. a cover letter identifying authors as graduate students applying for The William Brigman Award, along with their contact information.

2. a photocopy of their graduate student identification card.

3. a copy of the acceptance letter/email from the PCA area chair who accepted their paper for presentation in the national conference.

Authors must then present a version of their essay at the upcoming National Popular Culture Association Conference, where the winner for The William Brigman Award will be announced. Essays must ARRIVE at the journal by January 1, 2018 in order to be considered for the award for that same calendar year.

Sports History Book Prize Competition

The North American Society for Sport History (NASSH) presents two book awards each year to promote and honor outstanding research and writing in the field of sport history. Awards are given for distinguished books written in English on any aspect of sport history, without chronological or geographic restriction. The NASSH Book Award Committee is currently calling for suitable entries for the 2018 Awards in the following categories:

  • Monographs: biographies, monographs, and works of synthesis and interpretation
  • Edited Collections: edited collections of scholarly papers

Eligibility: To be eligible, books must be scholarly, focus on an aspect of sport history, be published in 2017 (imprint date), and be written in English. There is no chronological or geographic restriction.

Prize: The Award shall be a cash prize of $750 for the anthology and $1000 for the monograph. The publisher will also be notified of the award.

To enter, please send one copy of each entry to each member of the Book Award Committee at the addresses listed below. The books should be postmarked before 26 January 2018.

For more information on the NASSH Book Awards, please do not hesitate to contact Committee Chair Robert Kossuth at

Robert Kossuth (Chair)
Department of Kinesiology
University of Lethbridge
4401 University Drive
Lethbridge, Alberta
T1K 3M4
Maureen M. Smith
Department of Kinesiology
Patricia Vertinsky
School of Kinesiology
University of British Columbia
210, Ware Memorial Gym
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
Jorge Iber
P.O. Box 64303
Lubbock, TX 79464-4303
John D. Fair
H.J. Lutcher Stark Centre for Physical Culture and Sports
1 University Station, D3600
NEZ 5.700
Austin, Texas 78712
Contact Info:
Robert Kossuth
Department of Kinesiology
University of Lethbridge
4401 University Drive
Lethbridge, Alberta
T1K 3M4
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Grace Abbott Book Prize

Call for Nominations: 2016 Grace Abbott Book Prize

The Society for the History of Children and Youth (SHCY) is pleased to call for nominations for the best book in English on the history of children, childhood, or youth (broadly construed) published in 2015. The award of a plaque and a check for $500 will be made by mid-summer 2016.

Nominations are invited from publishers, editors, scholars, and authors. Current members of the SHCY award committee are ineligible (but current officers of the Society, including Executive Committee, are eligible for nominations). Nominations must be postmarked by April 15, 2016.

Send a copy of the book, physical or electronic (PDF only), for consideration to each of the book award committee members at the following addresses:

Adriana Benzaquén (Chair)
Department of History
Mount Saint Vincent University
166 Bedford Highway
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3M 2J6

Nara Milanich
Department of History
Barnard College/Columbia University
3009 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Hugh Morrison
College of Education
University of Otago
PO Box 56
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand


AHA Awards

The American Historical Association recognizes a wide variety of distinguished historical work, which can take the form of an exceptional book in the field, distinguished teaching and mentoring in the classroom, and even on film. Nominations are due May 15. The Association particularly seeks nominations for Awards for Scholarly and Professional Distinction, including K-12 and postsecondary teaching and mentoring, public history, and excellence in recruiting and retaining underrepresented racial and ethnic groups into the history professions. For more information, see

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M. E. Bradford Dissertation Prize

The St. George Tucker Society, an interdisciplinary scholarly organization dedicated to the study of the American South, is proud to announce its annual M. E. Bradford Dissertation Prize. The award recognizes the best dissertation focused on the South, any time period and any discipline. The prize carries a $1,000 award and an expense-paid trip to discuss the project at the Society’s annual meeting. Attendance at the meeting in Asheville, North Carolina to be held Thursday, July 28, 2016 to Saturday, July 30, 2016 is mandatory for receipt of the prize.

Eligible dissertations will have been completed and defended in the 2015 calendar year and must be written in English. Self-nominations accepted.  Please submit a letter of application, CV, dissertation abstract, and electronic copy of the dissertation by April 1, 2016 to Regina D. Sullivan


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Regina D. Sullivan

Dean of Global Education and Adjunct Associate Professor of History

Carson-Newman University