What is the Simpson Award?
The Simpson award is given by the European History Section of the Southern Historical Association for the best paper read at the European sessions of the annual SHA meeting. “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.
Who is eligible?
Papers read at the two annual meetings preceding the year the award is given are eligible for consideration. The papers are gathered by the chair of the Parker-Schmitt-Simpson Committee from past EHS panel chairs and sent to members of the Award Committee who read all submissions and choose the winning paper. Criteria for selection include quality and originality of research, new and stimulating interpretations and insights, and literary quality. Eligible panelists may contact the chair of the Parker-Schmitt-Simpson Committee.
What is the deadline?
The person making the recommendation is responsible for ensuring that each committee member receives a copy by July 1 of the year the award is given.
What is the Award’s History?
The Simpson Award is named for Professor Amos E. Simpson, who was the Frank A. Godchaux Professor of History at the University of Southwestern Louisiana, which is now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where he taught and was an administrator from 1956 until his retirement in 1995.
If you have any questions or concerns, who do you contact?
The 2019 Chair of the Simpson Award is Professor Dominique Reill. Please feel free to contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns.
Prof. Dominique Reill
Department of History
University of Miami