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Ray Allen Billington Prize

DEADLINE: SUBMISSIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY OCTOBER 1, 2018

The Ray Allen Billington Prize is awarded biennially by the Organization of American Historians to the author of the best book on the history of native and/or settler peoples in frontier, border, and borderland zones of intercultural contact in any century to the present and to include works that address the legacies of those zones. Ray Allen Billington was president of the OAH 1962–1963.

Each entry must be published during the two-year period January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2018.

The prize will be presented at the 2019 OAH Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 4–7.

Submission Procedures

One copy of each entry, clearly labeled “2019 Ray Allen Billington Prize Entry,” must be mailed directly to the committee members listed below. Each committee member must receive all submissions postmarked by October 1, 2018.

Bound page proofs may be used for books to be published after October 1, 2018 and before January 1, 2019. If a bound page proof is submitted, a bound copy of the book must be sent to each member of the committee postmarked no later than January 8, 2019. (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 Ray Allen Billington Prize Committee by February 2019. The winner will be provided with details regarding the OAH Annual Meeting and awards presentation.

Ray Allen Billington Prize Committee

Jennifer M. Spear (Committee Chair)
Simon Fraser University
Department of History
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, British Columbia
Canada V5A 1S6

Brian DeLay
University of California, Berkeley
Department of History
3229 Dwinelle Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-2550

Louise Pubols
12050 SW Tremont Street
Portland OR 97225
[Affiliation: Self-Employed Historian and Curator]

 

DEADLINE: SUBMISSIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY OCTOBER 1, 2018

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