Southern Historical Association accepting submissions for the Baker-Burton and Smith Book Awards

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Type: 
Prize
Subject Fields: 
European History / Studies

 

On behalf of the European Section of the Southern Historical Association, we are pleased to announce that submissions are still being accepted for the Baker-Burton and Smith book awards.   Rules and eligibility are posted below.  Please note that the deadline for submissions is 1 August 2018, and that copies of books under consideration must be sent to all three award committee members.

Thank you, and please let us know if you have any questions.

The Baker-Burton and Smith Award Committee:

Andrew Holt, 2018 Chair

Florida State College at Jacksonville

Email: andrew.holt@fscj.edu

Steven Soper

University of Georgia

Email: ssoper@uga.edu

Dean Kostantaras

Northwestern State University

Email: kostantarasd@nsula.edu

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THE BAKER-BURTON AWARD

The Baker-Burton Award was created in 2005 and is named for two distinguished scholars, Professor Vaughan Baker Simpson of the University of Louisiana Lafayette, and University of Akron Professor Emerita June K. Burton. The award is given by the European History Section of the Southern Historical Association for the best first book in European history by a member of the Section or a graduate student or a faculty member of a Southern college or university. “European” is defined as encompassing the entire continent, including Russia, from pre-history to the present.

The award is given in odd years and carries a cash value of $250. Books published between August 1 of the year the award was previously given and July 31 of the year the award is to be given are eligible for consideration. Criteria for selection include quality and originality of research, new and stimulating interpretations and insights, and literary quality. Eligible books may be recommended to the chair of the Baker-Burton-Smith Committee by their authors or by any member of the Section. The person making the recommendation is responsible for ensuring that each committee member receives a copy no later than August 1 of the year the award is given.

THE SMITH AWARD

The Smith Award, named for Professor Charles E. Smith (1906-1959), who taught ancient, medieval, English History, and Renaissance and Reformation at Louisiana State University and served as Dean from 1934 until his untimely death in 1959. The Award is given by the European History Section of the Southern Historical Association for the best book published in European history by a member of the Section or a faculty member of a Southern college or university, or by a Southern press. “European” is defined as encompassing the entire continent, including Russia, from pre-history to the present.

The award is given in even years and carries a cash value of $250. Books published between August 1 of the year the award was previously given and July 31 of the year the award is to be given are eligible for consideration. Criteria for selection include quality and originality of research, new and stimulating interpretations and insights, and literary quality. Eligible books may be recommended to the chair of the Baker-Burton-Smith Committee by their authors or publishers or by any member of the Section. The person making the recommendation is responsible for ensuring that each committee member receives a copy by August 1 of the year the award is given.

Additional information about the Southern Historical Association can be found at: https://thesha.org/