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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 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 31 December 2015. 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.
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 31 December 2015.
Copies of books should be sent to EACH committee member:
Professor Catherine Desbarats
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 2015. 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.
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 2010) for the 2015 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 2016. 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.
for the WOLF Fellowship and the FARRAR Awards, listed below, should
note that the procedures for applying for the fellowship and the award
identical. The same application may be used to apply for
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.
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.
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
The application instructions and due date for the Farrar Awards are the same as those given above for the Wolf Fellowship, and an applicant may send only one application to the Awards Committee to apply for both. 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 Nashville TN on 3-6 March 2016.
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.