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This section announces competitions for awards and prizes within the field of US history. Please submit your announcement using this form.

Cromwell Dissertation Prize for 2013

The William Nelson Cromwell Foundation has funded a dissertation prize of $2,500. The winning dissertation may focus on any area of American legal history, including constitutional and comparative studies, but topics dealing with the colonial and early national periods will receive some preference. Anyone who received a PhD in 2012 will be eligible for this year's prize. The Foundation awards the prize on the recommendation of the Cromwell Prize Advisory Committee of the American Society for Legal History. Deadline for submissions is May 31, 2013.

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Posted: March 25, 2013
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2012 Walter Muir Whitehill Prize in Early American History

The Colonial Society of Massachusetts Announces the 2012 Walter Muir Whitehill Prize in Early American History which will be awarded for a distinguished essay on early American history (up to 1825), not previously published, with preference being given to New England subjects. Essays are now being accepted for consideration. All manuscripts submitted for the 2012 prize must be postmarked no later than December 31 2012.

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Posted: December 10, 2012
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Urban History Association Announces 2012 Prize Competition

The Urban History Association (UHA) announces its 2012 book, article, and dissertation prizes for significance, originality, quality of research, sophistication of methodology, clarity of presentation, cogency of arguments, and contribution to the field of urban history. The winners will be announced in late 2013, with formal presentation of the award at the UHA biennial conference in 2014 in Philadelpha.

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Posted: November 19, 2012
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Wiley-Silver Prize in Civil War History

The Center for Civil War Research is accepting submissions for the second annual Wiley-Silver Prize in Civil War History. The prize will be awarded to the best first book in Civil War history published in 2012 and is intended to recognize emerging scholars in the history of the American Civil War. Results will be announced by July 1, 2013. Deadline for submissions is February 15, 2013.

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Posted: November 5, 2012
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2013 Society for History in the Federal Government (SHFG) Powell Prize

The John Wesley Powell Prize commemorates the explorer and federal administrator whose work demonstrated the importance of historic preservation and historical display. The Powell Prize alternates annually in recognizing excellence in the fields of historic preservation and historical displays. In 2013, the prize will be awarded to either an individual or to principal collaborators for a single major historic display or exhibit project completed in 2011 or 2012. The award for historic display is given for any form of interpretive historical presentation including but not limited to, museum exhibits, historical films, CD/DVDs, websites, or multi-media displays. The winner will be announced in the spring of 2013 at the annual meeting the SHFG. Nomination deadline is November 30, 2012.

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Posted: October 18, 2012
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Call for Nominations: National Council on Public History Awards

The National Council on Public History (NCPH) awards recognize excellence in the diverse ways public historians apply their skills to the world around us. The purpose of the award program is to promote professionalism and best practices among public historians and to raise awareness about their activities. Awards are presented to recipients during the annual meeting, April 17-20, 2013 in Ottawa, Ontario. Guidelines and current and past recipients are listed on the NCPH web site. Nominations for the book award are due November 1 and for all other awards, nominations are due December 1.

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Posted: October 9, 2012
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The Society for US Intellectual History Annual Book Award

The Society for US Intellectual History (SUSIH) announces an annual book award for the best book in American intellectual history. Eligble books should be a work of original scholarship and published during the 2012 calendar year. Any member of the SUSIH or publisher may nominate books for the award. Deadline for submissions is January 15, 2013.

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Posted: September 25, 2012
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Consumer Movement Archives Research Award

The Consumer Movement Archives (CMA) is pleased to announce its annual research award of $2,500. Scholars, graduate students, and consumer advocates are invited to apply. The 2013 award recipient will study onsite in the CMA which is located in the Morse Department of Special Collections, Hale Library, at Kansas State University in Manhattan.

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Posted: September 7, 2012
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Western History Association Teaching Awards

The Western History Association and the Charles Redd Center are sponsoring four K-12 teaching awards to enable the recipients to attend the 2012 Western History Association Annual Meeting in Denver, October 4-7. Deadline for applications is August 6, 2012.

More information is available at: http://www.westernhistoryassociation.org/awards

Posted: June 19, 2012
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Lewis E. Atherton Prizes for Dissertation and Thesis

The State Historical Society of Missouri seeks nominations for the Lewis E. Atherton Prizes, to be awarded to an outstanding doctoral dissertation and master's thesis on Missouri history or biography. For the 2012 prizes, nominees must have completed the doctoral degree or the master's degree between July 1, 2011, and June 30, 2012. The deadline for receipt is June 30, 2012.

More information is available at: http://shs.umsystem.edu/awards/athertonaward.shtml

Posted: May 10, 2012
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2012 Graham Foundation Carter Manny Award

The Carter Manny Award supports dissertation research and writing by promising scholars whose projects focus on fields of inquiry supported by the Graham Foundation: architecture; architectural history, theory, and criticism; design; engineering; landscape architecture; urban planning; urban studies; visual arts; and other related fields. The award is intended to assist students enrolled in graduate programs in architecture, art history, and other programs in the fine arts, humanities, and social sciences. Applications are due March 15, 2012.

More information is available at: http://grahamfoundation.org/grant_programs?mode=award

Posted: February 7, 2012
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Urban History Association’s Kenneth T. Jackson Book Award

The Urban History Association will award a prize of $500 for the best book in North American urban history with a publication date of 2011. For applications and nominations, please submit three copies of the book, each containing a complete publication citation, by April 16, 2012.

More information is available at: http://uha.udayton.edu/awards.html

Posted: January 12, 2012
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Urban History Association Best Article Award

The Urban History Association will award the best article on urban history in a scholarly journal with its annual article award. For applications and nominations, please submit three copies of the article, each containing a complete publication citation, by April 16, 2012.

More information is available at: http://uha.udayton.edu/awards.html

Posted: January 12, 2012
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Urban History Association Best Dissertation Award

The award for Best Dissertation in Urban History completed in 2011 will be given by the Urban History Association. For applications and nominations, please submit three (3) copies of the dissertation, each containing information on where and when completed. All materials must be received by April 16, 2012.

More information is available at: http://uha.udayton.edu/awards.html

Posted: January 12, 2012
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Wiley-Silver Prize for First Book in Civil War History

The Center for Civil War Research is accepting submissions for the inaugural Wiley-Silver Prize in Civil War history. The prize, awarded to the best first book in Civil War history published in 2011, is intended to recognize emerging scholars in the history of the American Civil War.

More information is available at: http://www.civilwarcenter.olemiss.edu/wileysilverbookprize.html

Posted: January 12, 2012
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University of Southern Indiana Announces Prize on Communal Studies

The Center for Communal Studies at the University of Southern Indiana announces its annual prize competition for the best undergraduate and graduate student paper on historic or contemporary communal groups, intentional communities, and utopias. Submissions are due January 20, 2012, and should be sent as an email attachment to Casey Harison (charison@usi.edu).

More information is available at: http://www.usi.edu/libarts/communal/

Posted: December 2, 2011
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Covert Award in Mass Communication History

The History Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) announces the 28th annual competition for the Covert Award in Mass Communication History. The $500 award will be presented to the author of the best mass communication history article or essay published in 2011. Book chapters in edited collections also may be nominated. Nominations, including seven copies of the article nominated, should be sent by March 1, 2012, to: Nancy L. Roberts, Communication Department, University at Albany, 1400 Washington Ave., SS-351, Albany, NY 12222.

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Posted: October 5, 2011
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2012 SHFG Powell Prize for Historic Preservation

The Society for History in the Federal Government (SHFG) seeks nominations for its 2012 John Wesley Powell Prize for excellence in the field of historic preservation. The prize commemorates the explorer and federal administrator whose work demonstrated early recognition of the importance of historic preservation and historical display. Complete details regarding eligibility, criteria for evaluation, and submission requirements, are available at their website. Deadline for submissions is November 15, 2011.

More information is available at: http://shfg.org/shfg/awards/awards-requirements/

Posted: September 14, 2011
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2012 OAH Tachau Teacher of the Year Award

The Mary K. Bonsteel Tachau Teacher of the Year Award is given annually by the Organization of American Historians in recognition of the contributions made by precollegiate teachers to improve history education within the field of American history. The award, to be given for activities which enhance the intellectual development of other history teachers and/or students, memorializes the career of Mary K. Bonsteel Tachau, University of Louisville, for her pathbreaking efforts to build bridges between university and precollegiate history teachers. Deadline for applications is December 1, 2011.

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Posted: September 14, 2011
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Call for 2012 National Council on Public History Awards

The National Council on Public History invites nominations for its 2012 Awards Program. Their website has submission and nomination guidelines.

More information is available at: http://ncph.org/cms/awards/

Posted: August 30, 2011
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