The Organisation of American Historians (OAH) have announced two awards:
The Willi Paul Adams Award and the
The Willi Paul Adams Award
DEADLINE: SUBMISSIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY MAY 2, 2016
The Willi Paul Adams Award is given biennially by the Organization of American Historians to the author of the best book on American history published in a foreign language. The award (formerly the Foreign Language Book Prize) is named for Willi Paul Adams, who was an active member of OAH in Germany and a tireless advocate of the internationalization of American history.
The OAH defines both “history” and “American” broadly. To be eligible, a book should be concerned with the past (recent or distant) or with issues of continuity and change. It should also be concerned with events or processes that began, developed, or ended in what is now the United States. We welcome comparative and international studies that fall within these guidelines. Authors of eligible books are invited to nominate their work. We urge scholars who know of eligible publications written by others to inform those authors of the award. Since the purpose of the award is to expose Americanists to scholarship originally published in a language other than English—to overcome the language barrier that keeps scholars apart—this award is not open to books whose manuscripts were originally submitted for publication in English or by people for whom English is their first language.
Each entry must have been published during the two year period July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2015. The award will be presented at the 2017 OAH Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, April 6–9. For more information on submission procedures, click on the link above.
The David Thelan Award
DEADLINE: APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY MAY 1, 2017
The David Thelen Award (formerly the Foreign Language Article Prize) is given biennially by the Organization of American Historians to the author of the best article on American history written in a foreign language. The winning article will be published in the Journal of American History. David Thelen was editor of the Journal of American History (1985–1999).
To be eligible, an article may have already been published (during January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2016) or may be an original work that broadens the presentation of American history. The winning article will illustrate how the understanding of American history can be approached differently when it is conceived in the scholarly or public debates of a country other than the United States. Submissions should be interesting, compelling, and highlight a way of thinking or writing about the United States that offers a perspective most American readers rarely encounter. The award is open to roundtables, keynote addresses, conference papers, or other types of scholarship. The manuscript should be framed and communicated to people outside the U.S. and written in a language other than English.
For more information on submission procedures, click on the link above.