French Colonial Historical Society Book Prize Submissions

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March 1, 2021
Subject Fields: 
African History / Studies, Atlantic History / Studies, Canadian History / Studies, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, French History / Studies

Call for Book Prize Submissions


The Mary Alice and Philip Boucher Book Prize


The Alf Andrew Heggoy Book Prize



The French Colonial Historical Society awards two book prizes annually for the best books on French colonial history published during the preceding year.  


The Boucher Prize is awarded in honor of long-time members and active supports Mary Alice and Philip Boucher, and recognizes the best book on the French colonial experience from the 16th century to 1815.

The Heggoy Prize is awarded in honor of FCHS founding member Alf Andrew Heggoy, and recognizes the best book on the French colonial experience from 1815 to the present. 


Books from any academic discipline will be considered, provided that they approach the French colonial experience from a historical perspective. 


The deadline for this year’s submissions in March 1, 2021. To obtain addresses to which to send submissions or if you have questions about the submission process, please contact Dr. Elizabeth Heath, Chair of the FCHS Book Prize Committee, at


Applicants or their publishers should submit four copies of books, one to each committee member. Books must have been published in 2020; date of publication is determined by the copyright page of the book. Please clearly indicate whether the submission is for the Boucher or Heggoy Prize. Given the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, it may be possible to submit PDFs of full books. Please contact the Chair of the Book Prize Committee. 


The winner for 2020 will be announced in Spring 2021, and the prize recipients honored at the annual conference in 2022.