Announcement: Southern Jewish Historical Society Book Award, 2018

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The Southern Jewish Historical Society Book Award for 2018

The Southern Jewish Historical Society (SJHS) announces a prize for the book that has made the most significant contribution to the field of southern Jewish history published during the last four years. This round of submissions is for books published between January 1, 2015, and December 31, 2018.  The winner will receive $500 and will be the guest of the Society at its annual conference where the prize will be presented.  In case of a tie, the prize may be divided. 


Books must focus on Jewish history within the southern United States, defined for this competition as the former Confederate states as well as the border-states. Works examining the history of Southern Jews within the broader history of the South, or within American Jewish history in general, will also be considered.


All submissions must be non-fiction, standard monographs and biographies.  They also must be original and written in English. Works outside the field of history, as well as memoirs, anthologies, reprints, reissues, or updated versions of earlier works will not be considered.


Publishers or authors should submit copies of books meeting the above criteria to all committee members by April 30, 2019:


Ron Bayor
3236 King Springs Rd.

Smyrna, GA  30080


Dana Herman
Jacob Rader Marcus Center

3101 Clifton Ave.
Cincinnati, OH  45220


Adam Meyer
Program in Jewish Studies
Vanderbilt University
PMB 357790
140 Buttrick Hall
390 24th Ave. S.
Nashville, TN  37240


Steve Whitfield
3 Ewell Ave.

Lexington, MA  02421-7507