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Erik Barnouw Award

DEADLINE: SUBMISSIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY JANUARY 6, 2017

One or two awards are given annually by the Organization of American Historians in recognition of outstanding programming on television, or in documentary film, concerned with American history, the study of American history, and/or the promotion of American history. The award honors the late Erik Barnouw, Columbia University, a historian of the mass media.

Submissions should be self-contained products even though their content may extend across other media platforms (including podcasts and websites).

Only films and video programs released January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016 are eligible for entry.

The award will be presented at the 2017 OAH Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, April 6–9.

Submission Procedures

One copy of each entry, clearly labeled “2017 Erik Barnouw Award Entry,” must be mailed directly to the committee members listed below. Each committee member must receive all submissions postmarked by January 6, 2017.

Erik Barnouw Award Committee

Kimberly Gilmore (Committee Chair)
Senior Historian & VP, Corporate Outreach
HISTORY®/A+E Networks
235 East 45th Street
New York NY 10017

Brian Hendricks
1719 West Homewood Avenue
Springfield IL 62704
[Affiliation: Benedictine University]

Steven Deyle
Department of History
524 Agnes Arnold Hall
University of Houston
Houston TX 77204-3003

The final decision will be made by the Erik Barnouw Award Committee by February 2017. The winner will be provided with details regarding the OAH Annual Meeting and awards presentation.

DEADLINE: SUBMISSIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY JANUARY 6, 2017

List of Past Winners