Joseph L. Arnold Prize for Outstanding Writing on Baltimore’s History in 2019

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October 21, 2019 to February 1, 2020
Maryland, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Arabic History / Studies, Architecture and Architectural History, Women's & Gender History / Studies, African American History / Studies

Thanks to the generosity of the Byrnes Family, in memory of Joseph R. and Anne S. Byrnes, the Baltimore City Historical Society presents an annual Joseph L. Arnold Prize for Outstanding Writing on Baltimore’s History, in the amount of $500.

Joseph L. Arnold (1938-2004) Professor of History at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, died in 2004 at the age of sixty-six. He was a vital and enormously important member of the UMBC faculty or three and a half decades. He also played an active, and often leading role with a variety of private and public historical institutions in the Baltimore area, and at his death was hailed as the “dean of Baltimore historians.”

Entries should be unpublished manuscripts between 15 and 45 double-spaced pages in length (including footnotes/endnotes). To submit an entry, address an email message to

Attach the entry as a single document in either MS Word or PC convertible format; and include any illustrations within the text of the document.

Criteria for selection are the significance, originality, and quality of the research and the clarity of presentation. The winner will be announced in the spring of 2020. The BCHS reserves the right not to award the prize. The winning entry will be posted to the BCHS website and considered for publication in the Maryland Historical Magazine

Contact Info: 

Dr. Ida Jones  

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