Dublin/Sklar Graduate Student Essay Award

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United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies

The Dublin/Sklar Graduate Essay Competition: In honor of Thomas Dublin and Kathryn Kish Sklar, the founding editors of the electronic journal and database Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000, Alexander Street Press gives an annual award to a graduate student who submits the best paper making use of our extensive database of primary sources. The winner will be awarded $500 and receive recognition at the Women and Social Movements in the U.S. luncheon at the 2020 Organization of American Historians Meeting in Washington, D.C. The selected essay will also be eligible to be peer-reviewed for publication in our journal.


Essay Due Date:  Jan. 1, 2020.



1. A cover page with the essay title, author’s name and contact information.

2. An essay of 8,000 words maximum, double-spaced, paginated, with one-inch margins, using Times New Roman 12-point font. The author’s name should not be listed.

3. Please send to wasmatuc@gmail.com with the subject line: Graduate student essay competition.



1. Use one or more of the WASM primary source collections as the basis for the research paper

2. The author may choose to conduct additional research beyond the Women and Social Movement in the U.S. collections.

3. Essays will be evaluated based on the originality and significance of intellectual contribution, the quality of writing, and the use of primary sources.



Contact Info: 

Rebecca Jo Plant

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