ANN: CLAH Syllabus Prize

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Dear colleagues, 

We are pleased to announce this year's syllabus competition! The Teaching and Teaching Materials Section of the Conference on Latin American History (CLAH) has partnered with an anonymous donor to offer a $300 prize for the best syllabus posted to H-Latam’s Syllabi Collection.

To be considered for the prize, which will be awarded at the CLAH-AHA annual meetings, the following criteria must be met:

1. Syllabi must be posted to H-Latam between January 1 and December 1 ofthe year 2021. To post a syllabus, please send it to Marc Becker at

2. In order to be considered, the author must be a member of CLAH in the year in which the syllabus is posted, and the following year, when the award is given.

3. Each year a different topic will be chosen, such as History of Mexico, Colonial Latin America, Introduction to Latin America, etc. For 2021, the topic will be “Beyond ABC: Incorporating More Countries into the Latin American-Caribbean Curriculum.” Those wishing to have their entries considered should include complete assignment guidelines within their syllabus, which may address any topic in Latin American History.

The CLAH President in conjunction with the Chair of the Teaching Committee will nominate a panel of three persons to evaluate the syllabi.

Please contact section chair Casey Lurtz  or secretary Carlos Dimas if you have any questions about this exciting initiative.