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| AWARDS AND PRIZES
Pinkney Prize | Chinard Prize | Koren Prize
Research Travel Award| Marjorie M. and Lancelot L. Farrar Memorial Award| The Natalie Zemon Davis Graduate Student Award
The Society for French Historical Studies announces the David H. Pinkney Prize competition for the best book in French history published for the first time in 2015 by a citizen of the United States or Canada. An author of any nationality who holds a full-time appointment at a U.S. or Canadian college or university is also eligible. Books on any aspect and period of French history will be considered. Submissions in advance of publication are not eligible, nor are edited works. The deadline for submissions is 15 December 2016. The winner, who receives $1,500, will be announced at the annual meeting of the society.
Publishers should send one copy of the submission to each of the committee members listed below.
Anne Lester (Chair)
Gilbert Chinard Prize is awarded jointly by the Society for French
Historical Studies and the Institut Français d'Amerique for a
distinguished scholarly book published in North America in 2015 in the
history of themes shared by France and North, Central, or South
America. Historical studies of any area or period are acceptable. The
prize of $1,000 is awarded annually for a book. The winner will be
announced at the annual meeting of the Society for French Historical
Studies. The deadline for submissions is 15 December 2016.
Copies of books should be sent to EACH committee member:
Carl Bouchard (Chair)
Professor Catherine Desbarats
Professor Jennifer Heuer
This prize of $1,000 is awarded to the outstanding journal article published on any era of French history by a North American scholar in an American, European, or Canadian journal during 2016. The committee will seek out the entries and announce the recipient of the award at the annual meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies.
Gillian Weiss, CHAIR
The Society for French Historical Studies and the Western Society for French History offer an annual award of $2,000 for research conducted outside North America on any aspect of the history of France. This award is granted to an outstanding American or Canadian scholar who has received the doctorate in history in the five-year period prior to the award (since January 2011 for the 2016 award.) The award must be spent no more than one year after the fellowship is awarded. In no more than two pages (single-spaced), the applicant should outline the nature and scope of the project and the archives and libraries to be consulted. The applicant must submit a copy of the project proposal and a curriculum vitae to the Chair of the Awards Committee listed below as email attachments. In addition, the applicant must send or have sent two confidential letters of recommendation supporting the proposal to the Committee Chair. If reference letters are sent electronically, they must be signed and scanned. If original copies of reference letters are sent, they must be sent to the Committee chair. The deadline is 31 January 2017. The winner will be announced at the annual meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies. Please direct inquiries to the chair of the committee listed below.
Nina Kushner CHAIR
NATALIE ZEMON DAVIS GRADUATE STUDENT AWARD
The Society for French Historical Studies (SFHS) awards the Natalie Zemon Davis prize for the best paper presented by a graduate student at the Society's annual meeting. The next meeting will be in Washington DC on 20-22 April 2017.
To be eligible one must:
1) Be currently enrolled as a graduate student
2) Attend the annual meeting of the SFHS and present a paper
3) Be a member of the SFHS
4) Submit a paper with a total word count of no more than 3500 words, including the scholarly apparatus. The paper should be sent as an attachment in Microsoft Word.
The deadline for submitting a paper in 2016 is 15 May 2016. The paper should be sent as an e-mail attachment to the Committee members listed above under the Research Travel Awards.