The Agricultural History Society is accepting nominations for awards through December 31, 2021. To nominate a book, article, or dissertation with a 2021 publication date, please follow the directions below. Questions about eligibility or submissions should be addressed to the 2021 Publication Awards Coordinators Karen Senaga and Owen Hyman (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Executive Secretary Joe Anderson (email@example.com).
Theodore Saloutos Memorial Award for the best book on U.S. agricultural history published in 2021. To nominate a book, please contact Owen Hyman (firstname.lastname@example.org) for instructions regarding the shipment of books to committee members.
Henry A. Wallace Award for the best book on any aspect (broadly interpreted) of agricultural history outside the U.S. published in 2021. To nominate a book, please contact Karen Senaga (email@example.com) for instructions regarding the shipment of books to committee members.
Wayne D. Rasmussen Award for the best article on agricultural history (broadly defined) not published in Agricultural History. To nominate an article, please e-mail a PDF file to Karen Senaga (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Gilbert C. Fite Dissertation Award for the best dissertation on agricultural history defended in 2021. To nominate a dissertation, please e-mail a PDF file of the dissertation to Owen Hyman (email@example.com) along with a letter of nomination.
Vernon Carstensen Memorial Award for the best article published in Agricultural History in 2021. All articles published during 2021 will be considered by the committee.
James C. Giesen Teaching Excellence Award in Agricultural and Rural History for instruction at the undergraduate and/or graduate level. Any person teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses in agricultural/rural history, broadly construed, is eligible for the award. This includes graduate students who are responsible for teaching courses independently (stand-alone teaching).
The award winner will demonstrate:
- Innovative techniques and assignments
- Appropriate level of rigor
- Understanding of the field through assigned readings, topics, and methodologies
- Diversity of approaches and assessment, including diverse authorship of assigned readings
The application package, prepared as a single PDF file, will include:
- Nominator’s letter (not to exceed 500 words)
- Nominee’s reflective teaching statement on agricultural/rural history, broadly construed (not to exceed 1,000 words)
- One letter of support from a current or former student
- One letter of support from a faculty colleague
- One syllabus from nominee’s course in agricultural/rural history, broadly construed
- Additional supporting materials, which may include student evaluation(s) of instruction, secondary nomination letter(s), additional syllabus/syllabi, sample assignment(s), etc.
The AHS President’s Committee will adjudicate this competition. Please submit all materials for the Giesen Award to firstname.lastname@example.org as a single PDF document. The deadline for submission of materials is December 31, 2021.