Purpose and Process: This annual award is named for Rabbi Emanuel Applebaum (1922-2001), a JHSM founding member and Michigan Jewish History’s first editor, serving from 1960 to 1963. All entries are reviewed and judged by MJH editors, the MJH advisory committee, and external referees. The winner receives publication in MJH, a cash prize of $2,000, $150 worth of JHSM books, special recognition at JHSM’s fall awards ceremony, and a complimentary JHSM annual membership. Finalists also may be invited to publish in MJH.
Eligibility: Graduate students, faculty members, public historians, and independent scholars are encouraged to submit manuscripts for the Applebaum Award on any topic appropriate to the aims of MJH. Double-spaced manuscripts should not exceed 10,000 words, excluding notes, tables, and figures. Chicago-style notes should not exceed 5,000 words.
Submission: Please email a Word version of the complete manuscript to Tracy Weissman, MJH managing editor: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please write “Applebaum Award” in your email’s subject line. Submissions received by close of business on November 1, 2021, will be considered for the 2022 award cycle.
About: Michigan Jewish History, a peer-reviewed, award-winning academic journal, is published annually by JHSM.