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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

Research Society for American Periodicals $1000 Article Prize

The Research Society for American Periodicals announces the $1000 article prize for 2016.

The prize will be awarded to the best article on American periodicals by an early-career scholar – that is, one who is pre-tenure, non-tenure, or independent, within five years of degree conferral – published in a peer-reviewed academic journal between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2015.

The prize winner will be announced at the 2016 American Literature Association (ALA) conference, to be held in San Francisco, CA May 26-29, 2016.

Articles will be judged by a panel of three scholars appointed by the RSAP Advisory Board.

Applicants must  submit a registration form (details below), CV, and one .pdf file copy of their articles to Cynthia Patterson at bymidnight March 10, 2016. The winner will be notified by April 1, 2016 and announcement of prize winners will be made at the RSAP reception at the ALA conference. The first place winner will be awarded a prize of $1000 to help finance his or her trip to the ALA conference. Applicants to the RSAP article prize must be current members of RSAP when they submit their articles. Members join RSAP by subscribing to the journal American Periodicals, published by the Ohio State University Press. Information on subscribing can be found on the journal’s web site:

To request an article prize registration form, and for further information, please contact Cynthia Patterson at

2016 Dixon Ryan Fox Manuscript Prize – Call for Submissions

The Dixon Ryan Fox Prize is presented each year to the best unpublished, book-length monograph dealing with some aspect of the history of New York State. The New York State Historical Association named the award for its former president Dixon Ryan Fox in 1997 to recognize his contributions to New York state history. The prize consists of a $3,000 purse. Manuscripts may deal with any aspect of New York State history. Manuscripts may not have been accepted for final publication at the time of submission to the New York State Historical Association. Biographies of individuals whose careers illuminate aspects of the history of the state are eligible, as are manuscripts dealing with such cultural matters as literature and the arts, provided that in such cases the methodology is historical. Works of fiction and works of article length are not eligible.

Deadline for submissions is March 1, 2016. There are no application forms. For submissions, please send an electronic, printable file of the full manuscript, table of contents, and an abstract as separate PDF files to No hard copies are accepted.

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Questions? Please contact Caitlin Miosek in the Publications Department at the New York State Historical Association or by phone at 607-547-1416.

For more information about NYSHA and the prize, please visit our website at

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CCWH Book Prize

The CCWH Book Prize in Women’s and Gender History is awarded every two years to the best book published in the field in the previous two years, in either English or French.

Books in Canadian history are eligible for the prize.  Books in other national fields are also eligible for the prize, provided that their authors live and work in Canada.

Anthologies, edited collections and translated works are not eligible for the prize.

There must be at least five books nominated for the prize to be awarded.

The jury for the prize consists of three scholars who have published in the field of women’s and/or gender history and who are able to read fluently in both English and French.

The prize, to be awarded at the Congress of the Canadian Historical Association in May, will go to a book published in 2014 or 2015.  Submissions for the prize must be received by 14 February 2016.  Authors can self-nominate.  Authors or publishers should send a copy of each submission to each of the three jury members, namely:

Karine Hébert


Département des lettres et humanités

Université du Québec à Rimouski

300, allée des Ursulines

Rimouski (Québec) Canada

G5L 3A1


Lara Campbell

Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Simon Fraser University

8888 University Drive

Burnaby BC V5A 1S6


Andrea Eidenger

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

106-8400 Ackroyd Road

Richmond, BC