Prizes and Awards

 

Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era

Prizes and Awards

SHGAPE sponsors several prizes and awards, in order to encourage scholarship in the field and to recognize scholars whose contributions to the study of the GAPE, or whose service to SHGAPE, merits special attention.

·  The main prize to be awarded in 2013 is the Vincent DeSantis Prize for the best book on any aspect of U.S. History, 1865-1920 published in 2011 or 2012.

Call for submissions-SHGAPE Vincent P. DeSantis Book Prize

Date: September 24, 2012

The Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (SHGAPE) announces its biennial competition for the Vincent P. DeSantis Book Prize. The prize is awarded in odd-numbered years for the best book treating any aspect of United States history in the period 1865-1920 published during the two years preceding the year of the award. It must be the author's first book. The prize is given in honor of Vincent P. DeSantis, Emeritus Professor of History, University of Notre Dame, a distinguished historian of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. Books written in English and published in the two years before the selection year are eligible. Authors or their publishers should send a copy of each nominated book to all three members of the prize committee. A letter of nomination postmarked no later than October 31 is acceptable, as long as the book itself follows shortly thereafter. For books published between October 1 and December 31, 2012, final page proofs may be substituted, but in such cases, a bound copy of the book must be provided to each committee member. If a book was published during the eligible period but carries a different copyright date, include a letter of explanation with each copy mailed to the committee members.

Please Note: that in order to be eligible, the nominated work must be an author's first book.

The postmark date for nominations is: October 31, 2012.

The prize will be awarded at the SHGAPE luncheon held during the Organization of American Historians Annual meeting in San Francisco, 11-14 April 2013. The winner of the prize will receive $500 and a certificate from SHGAPE.

Authors or publishers with an eligible first book must mail one copy of each entry (three copies in all), clearly labeled "2013 DeSantis Prize Entry" to:

Dr. Nina Mjagkij

1128 Reserve Way

Indianapolis IN 46220

Dr. Benjamin H. Johnson

Associate Professor, Global Studies and History

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

P.O. Box 413

Milwaukee, WI 53201

Dr. Elaine Parsons

Department of History

Duquesne University

600 Forbes Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15282

TBD

SHGAPE Prizes and Awards

·  Vincent DeSantis Prize

The Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (SHGAPE) announces the competition for the Vincent P. DeSantis Prize. The prize is awarded in odd-numbered years for the best book treating any aspect of United States history in the period 1865-1920 published during the two years preceding the year of the award. It must be the author's first book. The prize is given in honor of Vincent P. DeSantis, Emeritus Professor of History, University of Notre Dame, a distinguished historian of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era.

Books written in English and published in the two years before the selection year are eligible. Authors or their publishers should send a copy of each nominated book to all three members of the prize committee. A letter of nomination postmarked no later than October 1 is acceptable, as long as the book itself follows shortly thereafter. For books published between October 1 and December 31, 2010, final page proofs may be substituted, but in such cases, a bound copy of the book must be provided to each committee member. If a book was published during the eligible period but carries a different copyright date, include a letter of explanation with each copy mailed to the committee members. Please note that in order to be eligible, the nominated work must be an author's first book.

·  Best Article Prize: The Prize is awarded in even numbered years to the author of the best article published in The Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era during the two years preceding the year of the award. The winner receives a certificate and an honorarium.

·  Distinguished Historian of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era: Selected by the immediate past President, the current President, and the President-Elect of the Society in odd-numbered years, the Distinguished Historian addresses the luncheon meeting of the Society held at the meeting of the Organization of American Historians. The Distinguished Historian receives a commemorative plaque or certificate and an honorarium.

·  Fishel-Calhoun Prize: The Prize ia awarded in every two years for the best article dealing with any aspect of United States history between 1865 and 1917.The prize is open to new scholars, defined as graduate students or new PhD's (within 6 years of receipt of the PhD) and who have not yet published a book. The winner of the prize will receive a certificate and honorarium and is asked to serve on the next Fishel-Calhoun Prize Committee.

·  Roger D. Bridges Distinguished Service Award: Awarded by the SHGAPE Executive Council at its discretion to no more than two members of the Society who have contributed especially valuable and distinguished service to the SHGAPE. The President shall announce the recipient(s) at the annual luncheon held during the annual meeting. The recipient(s) of the award shall receive a commemorative plaque or certificate

Last updated September 24, 2012


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