Merle Curti Intellectual History Award

DEADLINE: SUBMISSIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY OCTOBER 1, 2020

A black and white photograph of Merle Curti
 

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, 2020 through December 31, 2020.

The award will be presented at the 2021 OAH Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL, April 15–18.

Submission Procedures

One copy of each entry, clearly labeled "2021 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 1, 2020.

Bound page proofs may be used for books to be published after October 1, 2020 and before January 1, 2021. 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 8, 2021. (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 2021. The winner will be provided with details regarding the OAH Annual Meeting 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.

Members of the Merle Curti Intellectual History Award Committee

Please contact each committee member by e-mail for mailing address:

Sara Dubow (Committee Chair)
Williams College
sld1@williams.edu

Keisha N. Blain
University of Pittsburgh
keisha.blain@pitt.edu

Jon Levy
University of Chicago
jlevy@uchicgao.edu

 

DEADLINE: SUBMISSIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY OCTOBER 1, 2020

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