Merle Curti Intellectual History Award

DEADLINE: SUBMISSIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY OCTOBER 1, 2021

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, 2021 through December 31, 2021.

The award will be presented at the 2022 OAH Conference on American History in Boston, MA, March 31–April 3.

Submission Procedures

One copy of each entry, clearly labeled "2022 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, 2021.

Bound page proofs may be used for books to be published after October 1, 2021 and before January 1, 2022. 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, 2022. (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 2022. 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.

Members of the Merle Curti Intellectual History Award Committee

Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen (Committee Chair)
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Department of History
3211 George Mosse Humanities Building
455 North Park Street
Madison WI 53706

Sarah Bridger
31 Champa Street
Newton MA 02464
[Affiliation: California Polytechnic State University]

Angela D. Dillard
University of Michigan
Department of History
1029 Tisch Hall
435 South State Street
Ann Arbor MI 48109-1003

DEADLINE: SUBMISSIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY OCTOBER 1, 2021

List of Past Winners