Snell Prize for Graduate Student Paper

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Type: 
Prize
Date: 
August 1, 2017
Location: 
United States
Subject Fields: 
British History / Studies, Eastern Europe History / Studies, European History / Studies, French History / Studies, German History / Studies

  Call for Submissions:

SNELL PRIZE IN EUROPEAN HISTORY, 2017

European History Section, Southern Historical Association

The John L. Snell Memorial Prize is named for Professor John L. Snell (1923-1972) who was a distinguished scholar and diplomatic historian and a founder of the European History Section.  A bomber pilot during World War II, he taught at Tulane University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he received his Ph.D. in 1950.

The Snell Prize is given annually to the graduate student who submits the best seminar research paper in European history, written within the past year.  “European” is defined as encompassing the entire continent, including Russia, from pre-history to the present.

The Prize winner will be honored at the annual lunch meeting of the Section in conjunction with the Southern Historical Association meeting in Dallas, Texas, in November 2017.  The award carries a stipend of $250.  The Snell Award winner also receives one complimentary year of student membership in the European History Section of the Southern Historical Association.

The competition is open to graduate students of any member of the Section or of a program at a Southern college or university. 

All papers must meet the following criteria:

  1. Students may submit only one paper.

  2. Only papers written during the academic year immediately preceding the granting of the award, including summer 2017, are acceptable.

  3. The content of the paper must focus on European history (“European” is defined as encompassing the entire continent, including Russia, from pre-history to the present).

  4. A letter of endorsement from the supervising faculty member or adviser must accompany the submission.The letter should confirm that paper was written during the academic year immediately preceding the granting of the award, including summer 2017.

  5. The competition is open only to seminar papers, the length of which shall not exceed 50 pages, including footnotes or endnotes (the bibliography does not count toward this limit).

  6. While seminar papers may be related to prospective theses or dissertations, they may not be edited-down versions of completed theses or dissertations.

  7. Manuscripts must be typed in Times New Roman 12-point font, double-spaced with 1-inch margins on all sides, and include a bibliography and the customary documentation.

 

One copy must be sent to each of the following three judges (either by hard copy or preferably via e-mail) by 1 August 2017:

Dr. Stephen J. Stillwell, jr.                         Dr. Christopher Ward                          Dr. Thomas J. McSweeney
Snell Prize Committee Chair                    Department of Humanities                  William & Mary Law School
1329 W. Via La Noria                               Clayton State University                      P.O. Box 8795
Sahuarita AZ   85629                               Morrow GA   30260                             Williamsburg VA   23187
wilding@uta.edu                                      cward@clayton.edu                             tjmcsweeney@wm.edu
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Dr. Stephen J. Stillwell, jr.                          Dr. Christopher Ward                         Dr. Thomas J. McSweeney

Snell Prize Committee Chair                      Department of Humanities                William & Mary Law School

1329 W. Via La Noria                                 Clayton State University                    P.O. Box 8795

Sahuarita AZ   85629                                  Morrow GA   30260                             Williamsburg VA   23187

wilding@uta.edu                                         cward@clayton.edu                           tjmcsweeney@wm.edu

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