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Erik Barnouw Award

The deadline for the 2016 award has passed. Information on the 2017 award will be available summer 2016.

DEADLINE: SUBMISSIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY JANUARY 8, 2016

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, 2015 through December 31, 2015 are eligible for entry.

The award will be presented at the 2016 OAH Annual Meeting in Providence, Rhode Island, April 7–10.

Submission Procedures

One copy of each entry, clearly labeled “2016 Erik Barnouw Award Entry,” must be mailed directly to the committee members listed below. Each committee member must receive all submissions postmarked by January 8, 2016.

Erik Barnouw Award Committee

Brian Hendricks (Committee Chair)
1719 West Homewood Avenue
Springfield IL 62704
[Affiliation: Benedictine University]

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

Veronica Savory McComb
Assistant Professor of History
Lenoir-Rhyne University
625 7th Avenue NE, Box 7160
Hickory NC 28601

The final decision will be made by the Erik Barnouw Award Committee by February 2016. The winner will be provided with details regarding the OAH Annual Meeting and awards presentation.

DEADLINE: SUBMISSIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY JANUARY 8, 2016

List of Past Winners