Melville Prize submissions due June 1, 2014 (best book, Latin American env history)

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Dear Colleagues,


We are writing to remind authors and editors to submit nominations for the Melville prize, which is awarded for the best book in English, French, Spanish or Portuguese on Latin American Environmental History that is published anywhere during 2013. Melville defined environmental history as “the study of the mutual influences of social and natural processes.” The prize will go to the book that best fits that definition, while also considering sound scholarship, grace of style, and importance of the scholarly contribution as criteria for the award.


The deadline is June 1, 2014 (the book must be sent to each member of the committee by then).


Books may be nominated by authors or editors.  It is acceptable to send electronic copies (PDF) of books to each member of the committee.  The electronic version must be a complete copy (that is, it must be a copy of the published book including cover and copyright page indicating a 2013 copyright).  For more information and rules, see:


Committee member addresses are:


Mark Carey
Clark Honors College
1293 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403

Emily Wakild

Boise State University
1910 University Drive--MS 1925
Boise, ID 83725-1925


Sharika Crawford
 United States Naval Academy
History, 107
Maryland Avenue
Annapolis, MD 24103