Barbara Donagan Essay Prize | Huntington Library Quarterly

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January 15, 2022
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American History / Studies, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Atlantic History / Studies, British History / Studies, Literature

The Huntington Library Quarterly invites submissions for the Barbara Donagan Essay Prize. This new annual prize honors Barbara Donagan, distinguished historian of early modern Britain.

The Donagan Prize is offered for essays in any of the fields published by the Huntington Library Quarterly, a humanities journal of early modern Britain and early America. The HLQ’s scope spans the sixteenth through the long eighteenth centuries and encompasses the peoples of the Anglo-American world, including Britain and its colonies, the Caribbean, Indigenous nations, New France, and the Spanish Borderlands. The journal encourages interdisciplinary approaches and embraces research in all humanities fields. The competition is open to scholars at any stage. Essays need not be based on research in the Huntington Library’s collections.

The award: The prize carries a cash award of $1,000 USD to the author, and the winning essay will be published in the journal. Application
should be made via the HLQ’s  online review and submission system,
Submission deadline: January 15, 2022
Word limit: 10,000 words, including notes

Barbara Donagan, an independent scholar at the Huntington Library and editorial board member of the Huntington Library Quarterly, is the author of War in England, 1642–49 (2008), winner of the Morris D. Forkosch Prize, awarded by the American Historical Association. She has also published articles in several edited volumes and in Past & Present, The Historical Journal, the Journal of British Studies, and The American Historical Review, among many others.

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