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Merle Curti Intellectual History Award

Merle Curti

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


DEADLINE: SUBMISSIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY OCTOBER 3, 2016

One award is given annually to the author of the best book in American intellectual history. Merle Curti was president of the OAH 1951–1952.

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 Merle Curti Intellectual History 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 received by 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 Merle Curti Intellectual History Award Committee by February 2017. The winner will be provided with details regarding the OAH Annual Meeting and awards presentation.

Members of the Merle Curti Intellectual History Award Committee

Sarah E. Igo (Committee Chair)
Department of History
Vanderbilt University
2301 Vanderbilt Place
PMB 351802
Nashville TN 37235

Andrew Hartman
10 Kenfield Circle
Bloomington IL 61704
[Affiliation: Illinois State University]

Richard F. Teichgraeber III
Department of History
Tulane University
6823 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans LA 70018

DEADLINE: SUBMISSIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY OCTOBER 3, 2016

List of Past Winners