Deadline Extended: Western Society for French History Tyler Stovall Mission Prize

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January 1, 2023 to February 1, 2023
Subject Fields: 
African History / Studies, Atlantic History / Studies, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, European History / Studies, French History / Studies

Deadline Extended to February 1, 2023

Western Society for French History

Tyler Stovall WSFH Mission Prize 2023

Call for Nominations/Self-Nominations

The Western Society for French History (WSFH) seeks nominations for the Society’s Tyler Stovall WSFH Mission Prize. The prize honors the courageous scholarship, generous mentorship and collaboration, and unparalleled, unpretentious passion and insight that Dr. Tyler Stovall brought to the field. In that spirit, the prize recognizes and celebrates the work of those actively committed to achieving equity and inclusion in the production and transmission of knowledge about the history of the French and Francophone world.

The WSFH acknowledges that all forms of professional activity—teaching, mentoring, student advocacy, exhibitions, leadership, activism, and publishing—are vital to the enterprise of higher education and to society at large. The Tyler Stovall WSFH Mission Prize celebrates and rewards high achievement in any combination of the above activities in so far as they demonstrate the ideals of inclusivity and diversity encapsulated in the WSFH mission statement ( The prize carries a $2,000 award.

Eligibility Requirements

Nominees should have been affiliated in the past two years with an institution that engages with French and Francophone History such as a museum, archive, library, or institution of higher education (research university, liberal arts college, community college, etc.). Research/ instructional or  administrative/professional faculty, adjuncts, lecturers, clinical professors, professors of practice, and tenure-line professors (assistant, associate, full) will all be considered. Nominees must have earned a Master’s degree or above. Exceptions to these requirements will be considered case by case based on engagement in the field.

Submissions and Deadline

Nominations, including self-nominations, should include the nominee’s name, position, contact information, and a brief (150-word) rationale and be submitted to by 1 February 2023. All nominees will be asked to submit a cover letter and a CV.

Nominations will be evaluated by the Mission Prize Committee and shortlisted candidates will be invited to submit a portfolio including a longer statement and relevant supplementary materials (depending on the nominee’s professional experience, i.e., syllabi, exhibition catalogs, institutional writing, etc.).

Questions may be directed to

Contact Info: 

Mission Prize Committee