The purpose of the award is to recognize historians whose scholarship produces fresh perspectives on international or global history. The prize of $1,000 is awarded annually to an author of any nationality for their first book on any aspect of international or global history since the mid-19th century that makes substantial use of historical records in more than one language.
Eligibility: The prize is to be awarded for a first book (including all previously authored or co-authored books but excluding edited volumes). The book must be an international or global history that contributes to scholarship in the field based on substantial use of historical records in more than one language. General surveys, autobiographies, editions of essays and documents, and works that represent social science disciplines other than history are not eligible.
Procedures: Books may be nominated by the author, the publisher, or any member of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. A nominating letter explaining why the book deserves consideration must accompany each entry in the competition. Books will be judged primarily in regard to their contributions to scholarship, their use of primary sources, and the quality of their academic writing.
To nominate a book published in 2019 for the 2020 prize:
- Send a letter of nomination to Alan McPherson; Department of History; 918 Gladfelter Hall; Temple University; 1115 W. Berks Street; Philadelphia, PA 19122; [email protected]
In addition, a copy of the book being nominated must be sent to each of the committee members listed below:
- Alan McPherson; Department of History; 918 Gladfelter Hall; Temple University; 1115 W. Berks Street; Philadelphia, PA 19122
- Jessica Gienow-Hecht; John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies; Freie Universität Berlin; Lansstraße 7-9; 14195 Berlin; Germany
- Nathan Citino; History Department - MS 42; Rice University; PO Box 1892; Houston, TX 77251-1892
Books may be sent anytime but must arrive by February 1, 2020