The IAAS is pleased to announce the 2017 Adam Matthew Digital Essay Prize


This essay competition is aimed at late-stage PhD candidates, early career researchers, and independent scholars in the field of North American Studies.

The prize consists of €100 and one year’s access to an Adam Matthew digital primary source collection of the winner’s choice. Essays should be between 3000 and 5000 words in length and relate to a topic covered by any one of Adam Matthew’s North American collections. It is not required that submissions make use of Adam Matthew’s collections, but a free 30 day trial is available to those who wish to avail of it. Details can be found here.

The deadline for submissions is 13th February 2017 and applicants must be members of the IAAS to enter. You can join the association here. The winner will be announced at the 2017 IAAS Annual Conference at Ulster University in April 2017.

Submission guidelines:

• Essays must be between 3,000 and 5,000 words in length (including notes)
• Essays must be written in English and submitted as PDFs
• Essays must be formatted in accordance with the MLA style manual
• Author’s name or institutional affiliation must not appear on the essay, but should be included as part of the submission email

Please contact Dara Downey for further details:


***NB: Essays should not be submitted to Adam Matthew.***