Berkshire Conference of Women Historians’ Book Prizes

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November 1, 2016
United States
Subject Fields: 
Women's & Gender History / Studies, Sexuality Studies, World History / Studies, American History / Studies

Now Accepting Nominations for the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians’ Book Prizes

Deadline for Nominations:  November 1, 2016

Description of Prizes

We invite publishers and authors to submit books published in the year 2016 for consideration for the Berkshire Conference Book Prizes.

Description of Prizes

The Berkshire Conference of Women Historians annually awards two book prizes:

  • For a first book that deals substantially with the history of women, gender, and/or sexuality.
  • For a first book in any field of history that does not focus on the history of women, gender, and/or sexuality. 


  • Awards are for a first book, so the author may not have previously published any other book-length work. 
  • A nominated book must be written by a woman normally resident in North America.
  • Submissions must be published between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016. 
  • Textbooks, juvenile literature, documentary collections, fiction, poetry, and collections of essays are not eligible for either prize.

Nomination Instructions

  • For further instructions and to nominate a book, please click to complete the form.
  • The awards for books published in 2016 will be announced at the Berkshire Conference in June 2017.
Contact Info: 
Terri L. Snyder
Chair, Berkshire Conference Book Prize Committee
Department of American Studies
University Hall 416
California State University
Fullerton, CA 92834-9480
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