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Erik Barnouw Award

DEADLINE: SUBMISSIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY JANUARY 7, 2019

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, 2018 through December 31, 2018 are eligible for entry.

The award will be presented at the 2019 OAH Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 4–6.

Submission Procedures

One copy of each entry, clearly labeled “2019 Erik Barnouw Award Entry,” must be mailed directly to the committee members listed below. Each committee member must receive all submissions postmarked by January 7, 2019.

Erik Barnouw Award Committee

Marian Mathison Desrosiers (Committee Chair)
52 Deer Jump Hill
West Barnstable MA 02668
[Affiliation: Salve Regina University]

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

Karen Johnson
Goodmovies Entertainment, Inc.
1405 Gatestone Way
Atlanta GA 30339

The final decision will be made by the Erik Barnouw Award Committee by February 2019. The winner will be provided with details regarding the OAH Annual Meeting and awards presentation. By applying for this award, you are agreeing to OAH’s use of your data however it is needed in the normal course of business if selected as winner or honorable mention. Please see privacy policy at: ​http://www.oah.org/about/privacy/​.

DEADLINE: SUBMISSIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY JANUARY 7, 2019

List of Past Winners