Call for Applications: Anne J. Bailey Dissertation Prize

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November 2, 2020 to May 1, 2021
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, American History / Studies, Military History, Native American History / Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies

The Society of Civil War Historians invites submissions for the Anne J. Bailey dissertation prize. The Prize will recognize the best dissertation, defended in 2020, that takes the US Civil War as its main point of focus.  The prize consists of a $2,000 stipend, generously funded by the McWhiney History Education Group (formerly the McWhiney Foundation, with which Anne Bailey was affiliated for many years). Authors of eligible dissertations should submit the following in a single pdf file via email to Barby Singer ( by May 1, 2021: cover letter with full contact information; title page, abstract, table of contents; and a sample chapter (do not submit the full dissertation with these materials). Authors also must ask their dissertation advisor to send a letter of support to the same address ( by May 1. Letters of support should contain the dissertator's name in the email subject line, along with a reference to the Bailey Prize. After reviewing these materials, the prize committee will solicit full dissertations for further consideration.  The prize committee will consist of three SCWH members, appointed by the SCWH Advisory Board, and one representative of State House Press (affiliated with the MHEG) who will be a non-voting member and will participate only in the first round of review. The Bailey Prize winner will be announced in Fall 2021.

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