The Agricultural History Society is accepting nominations for awards through December 31, 2019. To nominate a book, article, or dissertation with a 2019 publication date, please follow the directions below. Questions about eligibility or submissions should be addressed to 2019 Publication Awards Coordinator Sara Egge (email@example.com) or Executive Secretary Joe Anderson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
This is the inaugural year for the James C. Giesen Teaching Excellence Award in Agricultural and Rural History, with details provided below.
Theodore Saloutos Memorial Award for the best book on U.S. agricultural history published in 2019. To nominate a book, please contact Sara Egge (email@example.com) for instructions regarding the shipment of books to committee members.
Henry A. Wallace Award for the best book on any aspect (broadly interpreted) of agricultural history outside the U.S. published in 2019. To nominate a book, please contact Sara Egge (firstname.lastname@example.org) for instructions regarding the shipment of books to committee members.
Wayne D. Rasmussen Award for the best article on agricultural history (broadly defined) not published in Agricultural History. To nominate an article, please e-mail a PDF file to Sara Egge (email@example.com).
Gilbert C. Fite Dissertation Award for the best dissertation on agricultural history defended in 2019. To nominate a dissertation, please e-mail a PDF file of the dissertation to Sara Egge (firstname.lastname@example.org) along with a letter of nomination.
Vernon Carstensen Memorial Award for the best article published in Agricultural History in 2019. All articles published during 2019 will be considered by the committee.
James C. Giesen Teaching Excellence Award in Agricultural and Rural History for instruction at the undergraduate and/or graduate level. Any person teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses in agricultural/rural history, broadly construed, is eligible for the award. This includes graduate students who are responsible for teaching courses independently (stand-alone teaching).
The award winner will demonstrate:
- Innovative techniques and assignments
- Appropriate level of rigor
- Understanding of the field through assigned readings, topics, and methodologies
- Diversity of approaches and assessment, including diverse authorship of assigned readings
The application package, prepared as a single PDF file, will include:
- Nominator’s letter (not to exceed 500 words)
- Nominee’s reflective teaching statement on agricultural/rural history, broadly construed (not to exceed 1,000 words)
- One letter of support from a current or former student
- One letter of support from a faculty colleague
- One syllabus from nominee’s course in agricultural/rural history, broadly construed
- Additional supporting materials, which may include student evaluation(s) of instruction, secondary nomination letter(s), additional syllabus/syllabi, sample assignment(s), etc.
The AHS President’s Committee will adjudicate this competition. Please submit all materials for the Giesen Award to email@example.com as a single PDF document. The deadline for submission of materials is December 31.
Joe Anderson, Executive Secretary