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Lawrence W. Levine Award

The deadline for the 2017 award has passed. Information on the 2018 award will be available summer 2017.


Lawrence W. LevineThe Lawrence W. Levine Award is given annually by the Organization of American Historians to the author of the best book in American cultural history. Lawrence W. Levine was president of the OAH 1992–1993.

Each entry must be published during the period January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016.

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 Lawrence W. Levine Award Entry,” must be mailed directly to the committee members listed below. Each committee member must receive all submissions postmarked by October 3, 2016.

Bound page proofs may be used for books to be published after October 3, 2016 and before January 1, 2017. If a bound page proof is submitted, a bound copy of the book must be sent to each committee member postmarked no later than January 9, 2017. (Please see “Submission Policy” at right.)

If a book carries a copyright date that is different from the publication date, but the actual publication date falls during the correct timeframe making it eligible, please include a letter of explanation from the publisher with each copy of the book sent to the committee members.

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

Lawrence W. Levine Award Committee

Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen (Committee Chair)
Department of History
University of Wisconsin-Madison
4112 Mosse Humanities
455 North Park Street
Madison WI 53706

Sarah E. Gardner
Department of History
Mercer University
1501 Mercer University Drive
Macon GA 31207

Michael O'Malley
5822 19th Street North
Arlington VA 22205
[Affiliation: George Mason University]

Penne Restad
Department of History
University of Texas
128 Inner Campus Drive B7000
Austin TX 78712

Suzanne E. Smith
Department of History and Art History
George Mason University
4400 University Drive, MS 3G1
Fairfax VA 22030


List of Past Winners