Call for submissions: Inaugural Horowitz Book Prize for best book on the decorative arts, design history, or material culture of the Americas

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March 1, 2018
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, American History / Studies, Anthropology, Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies, Native American History / Studies


Bard Graduate Center announces the inaugural Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Book Prize, awarded annually to the best book on the decorative arts, design history, or material culture of the Americas. The prize will reward scholarly excellence and commitment to cross-disciplinary conversation.


Bard Graduate Center welcomes submissions from authors and publishers of titles with a 2017 publication date. Eligible titles include monographs, exhibition catalogues, and collections of essays in any language, published in print or in digital format. The winning author(s) or editor(s) will be chosen by a committee of Bard Graduate Center faculty and will be honored with a symposium on the subject of the book.


Three copies of each print title should be sent to the below address along with an entry submission form. For digital publications, please email a copy of the form along with a link to the publication and a PDF of the publication to

Horowitz Book Prize Committee
Bard Graduate Center
38 West 86th Street
New York, NY 10024

Submissions must be postmarked by March 1, 2018. There is no limit to the number of submissions, but please note we are unable to return items submitted for review. Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Shipping is the responsibility of the applicant and we are not able to confirm receipt of submissions. The winning title will be announced June 1, 2018. For questions, contact Laura Minsky, Assistant Director for Research Programs, at 212.501.3078 or

Contact Info: 

Alicia Boswell, Mellon "Cultures of Conservation" Postdoctoral Fellow, Bard Graduate Center (

Laura Minsky, Assistant Director for Research Programs (