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AWARDS AND PRIZES
Pinkney Prize | Chinard Prize | Koren Prize
Research Travel Award | Wolf Travel Fellowship | Marjorie M. and Lancelot L. Farrar Memorial Award| The Natalie Zemon Davis Graduate Student Award


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 2013 by a citizen of the United States or Canada or an author with a full-time appointment at a U.S. or Canadian college or university. 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 31 December 2013. 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:

Megan Armstrong (Chair)
Department of History
McMaster University
Chester New Hall Rm 620
1280 Main St. W.
Hamilton, ON L8S 4L9  CANADA
  marmstr@mcmaster.ca

Constance Berman
Department of History
University of Iowa
280 Schaeffer Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242-1409
constance-berman@uiowa.edu

Tom Kselman
Department of History
University of Notre Dame
219 O'Shaughnessy
Notre Dame, IN 46556-0368

Robert Zaretsky
Professor of History & French
University of Houston
  mailing address: 16423 Brambling Dr., Houston, TX 77059
  robert.zaretsky@mail.uh.edu


THE GILBERT CHINARD PRIZE

The 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 2013 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 31 December 2013.

Copies of books should be sent to EACH committee member:

Committee Members:

Ann M. Little (Chair)
Department of History
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1776
ann.little@colostate.edu

Sue Peabody
Department of History
Washington State University, Vancouver
Multimedia Center 202D
14204 Salmon Creek Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98686
  speabody@vancouver.wsu.edu

Neil Kamil
Department of History, University of Texas, Austin
1 University Station B7000
Austin, TX 78716

THE WILLIAM KOREN, JR. PRIZE

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 2013. 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.

Committee Members:


Daniela Kostroun (Chair)
Department of History
Indiana University-Purdue University
Cavanaugh Hall, 504M
425 University Blvd
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5140
  dkostrou@iupui.edu

Christine Adams
Department of History
St. Mary’s College of Maryland
  cmadams@smcm.edu

Daniel Hobbins
Department of History
Ohio State University
  hobbins.7@osu.edu

Shannon Fogg
Department of History and Political Science
Missouri University of Science and Technology

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 2009 for the 2014 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 each member of the awards committee listed below; these should be sent as email attachments. In addition, the applicant must send or have sent two confidential letters of recommendation supporting the proposal. 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, and copies must be sent to the two other Committee members.The deadline is 31 January 2014. 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.

Committee Members:

Jennifer Popiel (Chair)
Department of History
Saint Louis University
3800 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108-3414
popieljj@slu.edu

William R. Keylor
Professor of History and International Relations
Boston University
152 Bay State Road
Boston, MA 02215
wrkeylor@bu.edu

Brian Sandberg
Department of History
Northern Illinois University
Zulauf Hall 715
DeKalb, IL 60115-2854
  bsandberg@niu.edu

Applicants for the WOLF Fellowship and the FARRAR Awards, listed below, should note that the procedures for applying for the fellowship and the award are identical.  The same application  may be used to apply for each one, but a cover letter with the application must indicate clearly that it is to be considered for both awards.  However, a recipient of a Farrar Award cannot also receive the Wolf Fellowship; and the recipient of the Wolf Fellowship cannot also receive a Farrar award.

JOHN B. AND THETA H. WOLF TRAVEL FELLOWSHIP

The John B. and Theta H. Wolf Travel Fellowship is a memorial to John B. Wolf, distinguished historian and teacher and onetime president of the Society for French Historical Studies, and to his wife, Theta H. Wolf, professor of psychology and author of the well-received biography of Alfred Binet, a French pioneer in the development of IQ tests. Fully as significant as their scholarly achievements were the warm hospitality, advice, and encouragement John and Theta Wolf provided to countless graduate students over the course of five decades. Their generous bequest makes possible an award of $2,000 to be given annually to a doctoral student at a university in the United States or Canada for dissertation research in French history (any period) that reflects the Wolfs' interest in and contributions to the study of European history. The award is administered by the Society for French Historical Studies and the Western Society for French History. The winner will be announced at the annual meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies.

The application must include the following: (1) a cover page with contact information for the period January to March, including postal address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address, if available; (2) a description of the project, not to exceed five double-spaced pages, explaining its purpose and significance, its contribution to the scholarly literature, and the places where and dates when it will be carried out; (3) the applicant's curriculum vitae, including educational background (schools and degrees), publications, and honors and awards; (4) a one-page, double-spaced statement outlining the applicant's career plans and explaining how the project will contribute to their fulfillment; (5) two confidential letters of recommendation, one from the applicant's doctoral adviser and the other from a person who knows the applicant and is familiar with the proposed project, both to be sent by the applicant in sealed envelopes and signed by the recommenders across the seals; and (6) transcripts of the applicant's graduate work. The applicant must submit items 1-4 by e-mail to each member of the Awards Committee listed above under the Research/Travel Award. If reference letters (item 5) are sent electronically, they must be signed and scanned. If original copies of reference letters and transcripts are submitted, the original versions must be sent to the Committee chair, and copies must be sent to the two other Committee members.  All materials must reach the Committee by 31 January 2014.

Past Winners

MARJORIE M. and LANCELOT L. FARRAR MEMORIAL AWARDS

The Farrar fellowships honor Marjorie M. Farrar and Lancelot L. Farrar.  Marjorie M. Farrar, esteemed historyian of modern France, was the author of books on the political career of Alexadre Millerand and on the strategy, politics, and diplomacy of the French blockade, 1914-1918.  Lancelot L. Farrar, esteemed historian of modern Europe, was the author of 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 $2500 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.  The awards are administered by the Society for French Historical Studies and announced at the Society's annual meeting.

The application instructions and due date for the Farrar Awards are the same as those given above for the Wolf Fellowship.  however, a recipient of the Farrar Award will not be eligible for the Wolf Fellowship.



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 Montreal, Quebec on April 26-29 2014.
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 2014 is 21 May 2014.  The paper should be sent as an e-mail attachment to the Committee members listed above under the
Research Travel Awards.               

Past Winners