The European History Section of the Southern Historical Association is pleased to announce the biennial competition for Parker-Schmitt Dissertation Award. Named for Harold Parker, long-time professor of French history at Duke University, and Hans Schmitt, who taught German history at several institutions before completing his career at the University of Virginia, the Award is given in even–numbered years to the best Ph. D. dissertation in European history nominated by a faculty member at a Southern university (the term “Southern” should be broadly construed) or by a member of the European History Section.
The award of $250 will be presented at the EHS luncheon at the SHA meeting in Birmingham, Alabama, this November. Eligible dissertations must have been defended between 1 August 2016 and 31 July 2018. Criteria for selection include quality and originality of research, new and stimulating interpretations and insights, and literary quality.
Recommendations of eligible theses should be sent to the chair of the committee by 1 August 2018. Recommenders are also responsible for ensuring that each committee member receives the dissertation itself via email by that date.
2018 Parker-Schmitt Dissertation Award Committee
Chair: Samuel Pierce
Department of History, University of South Carolina Aiken
Department of History, Florida Atlantic University
Department of History, University of Miami