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AWARDS AND PRIZES


ANNOUNCEMENT: NEW DEADLINES

Please note that the new deadline for the RESEARCH TRAVEL AWARD and the MARJORIE M. and LANCELOT L. FARRAR MEMORIAL AWARDS is FEBRUARY 15, 2017. See below.


THE DAVID H. PINKNEY PRIZE

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 2016 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.

Committee Members:

Anne Lester (Chair)
Department of History
University of Colorado
234 UCB
204 Hellem Bldg
Boulder, CO 80309-0234
anne.lester@colorado.edu

Mack Holt
Department of History and Art History
George Mason University
Robinson Hall B 226
4400 University Drive, 3G1
Fairfax, VA 22030
mholt@gmu.edu

Joshua Cole
Department of History
University of Michigan
1029 Tisch Hall
435 S. State St.
Ann Arbor MI 48109
joshcole@umich.edu

Ben Brower
Professor of History & French
University of Texas-Austin
128 Inner Campus Dr. B7000
GAR 1.104
Austin, TX 78712
benbrower@utexas.edu


THE GILBERT CHINARD PRIZE

The Gilbert Chinard Prize is awarded jointly by the Society for French Historical Studies and the Institut Francais d'Amerique for a distinguished scholarly book published in North America in 2016 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:

Committee Members:

Carl Bouchard (Chair)
Department of History
Universite de Montreal
C.P. 6128. succursale Centre-ville
Montreal, QC H3C 3J7 CANADA
carl.bouchard@umontreal.ca

Catherine Desbarats
Department of History and Classical Studies
McGill University
855 Sherbrooke St. West
Montreal, QC H3A 2T7CANADA
catherine.desbarats@mcgill.ca

Jennifer Heuer
Department of History
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Herter Hall
161 Presidents Drive
Amherst, MA 01003-9312
heuer@umass.edu

THE WILLIAM KOREN, JR. PRIZE

The Koren Prize was established as a memorial by friends of William Koren, Jr., a serious student of French history and politics, whose untimely death in 1956 cut short a distinguished career in the United States Foreign Service. 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 the preceding year. 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. Copies of articles should be sent to each committee member listed below.

Committee Members:

Gillian Weiss (Chair)
Department of History
Case Western Reserve University
Mather House Room 106
11201 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106-7107
gillian.weiss@case.edu

Sean Field
Department of History
University of Vermont
133 South Prospect Street
Burlington, VT 05405
sean.field@uvm.edu

Ian Coller
Department of History
University of California, Irvine
200 Murray Krieger Hall
Irvine, CA 92697-3275
icoller@uci.edu

Sandrine Sanos
History Department
Texas AM University, Corpus Christi
6300 Ocean Avenue
Corpus Christi, TX 78412
sandrine.sanos@tamucc.edu



AWARDS FOR RESEARCH TRAVEL

The Society for French Historical Studies offers three research travel awards: the Research Travel Award co-sponsored by the SFHS and the Western Society for French History; and the two MARJORIE M. and LANCELOT L. FARRAR MEMORIAL AWARDS.

To apply for these awards, please submit the following as email attachments (word or PDF) to the chair of the committee, Nina Kushner (nkushner@clarku.edu):

1. Project Proposal: 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;
2. Current Curriculum Vitae;
3. Two confidential letters of recommendation supporting the proposal to the Committee Chair. Reference letters may be sent electronically; make sure that the scanned copy is signed. Original letters via snail mail are also accepted. Please send them to the committee chair, listed below.

THE DEADLINE FOR THESE AWARDS IN FEBRUARY 15
Note: The Farrar awards previously had an earlier deadline, but it has been extended to 15 February.

The winners will be announced at the annual meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies. Please direct inquiries to the chair of the committee.

Past Winners

RESEARCH TRAVEL AWARD

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 2012 for the 2017 award). The award must be spent no more than one year after the fellowship is awarded.

Past Winners

MARJORIE M. and LANCELOT L. FARRAR MEMORIAL AWARDS

The Society for French Historical Studies offers The Farrar Memorial Awards in honor of Marjorie M. Farrar and Lancelot L. Farrar.  Marjorie M. Farrar, esteemed historian of modern France, authored books on the political career of Alexandre Millerand and on the strategy, politics, and diplomacy of the French blockade, 1914-1918.  Lancelot L. Farrar, distinguished historian of modern Europe, published books on the foreign and domestic policies of Germany and other European nations during World War I.  The generous donations of the Farrars' family, friends, and colleagues make possible two awards of $5000 each for doctoral students in French history at North American universities to support work on outstanding dissertations projects in progress.  In selecting the winner of ONE of the TWO awards, the awards committee will give strong preference to studies that relate French history to that of another European country or part of the world.

Committee Members (Research Travel Award and The Farrar Awards):

Nina Kushner (Chair)
Department of History
Clark University
nkushner@clarku.edu

Stephane Gerson
Department of French
New York University
19 University Place, 625
New York, New York (US) 10003
stephane.gerson@nyu.edu

Jeffrey Burson
Department of History
Georgia Southern University
PO Box 8054
Statesboro, GA 30460-8054
jburson@georgiasouthern.edu

Past Winners