Frederick Jackson Turner Award

DEADLINE: SUBMISSIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY OCTOBER 1, 2022

Please send as soon as possible to allow for any mail delays that might occur.

The Frederick Jackson Turner Award is given annually by the Organization of American Historians to the author of a first scholarly book dealing with some aspect of American history.

The rules and terms of the competition are as follows:

  1. Eligible books must be published during the calendar year preceding that in which the award is given;
  2. The author may not have previously published a book-length work of history;
  3. Submissions will be made by publishers, who may submit such books as they deem eligible;
  4. Co-authored works are eligible, as long as neither author has previously published a book of history;
  5. Authors who have previously co-authored a book of history are not eligible.

Each entry must be published during the period January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022.

The award will be presented at the 2023 OAH Conference on American History in Los Angeles, CA, March 30–April 2.

Submission Procedures

One copy of each entry, clearly labeled “2023 Frederick Jackson Turner Award Entry,” must be mailed directly to the committee members listed below and must include a complete list of the author’s publications OR a statement from the publisher verifying this is the author's first book. No submission will be considered without this proof of eligibility. Each committee member must receive all submissions postmarked by October 1, 2022.

Bound page proofs may be used for books to be published after October 1, 2022 and before January 1, 2023. 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 7, 2023. (Please see “Submission Policy” at right)

The final decision will be made by the Frederick Jackson Turner Award Committee by February 2023. The winner will be provided with details regarding the OAH Conference on American History and awards presentation. By applying for this award, you are agreeing to OAH’s use of your data however it is needed in the normal course of business if selected as winner or honorable mention. Read our privacy policy here.

Frederick Jackson Turner Award Committee

Philip J. Deloria (Committee Chair)
11 Rockland Avenue
Arlington, MA 02474
[Affiliation: Harvard University]
Please e-mail the title(s) you are submitting for consideration so the committee can verify that all books have been received: deloria@fas.harvard.edu

Anne Kornhauser
417 Riverside Drive, Apartment 5C
New York, NY 10025
[Affiliation: City College of New York, CUNY]

Bryant Simon
Temple University
Department of History
9th Floor Gladfelter Hall
1115 Pollet Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19122

DEADLINE: SUBMISSIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY OCTOBER 1, 2022

Please send as soon as possible to allow for any mail delays that might occur.

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