The Frederick Jackson Turner Award is given annually by the Organization of American Historians to the author of a first scholarly book dealing with some aspect of American history.
The rules and terms of the competition are as follows:
* Eligible books must be published during the calendar year preceding that in which the award is given;
* The author may not have previously published a book-length work of history;
* Submissions will be made by publishers, who may submit such books as they deem eligible;
* Co-authored works are eligible, as long as neither author has previously published a book;
* Authors who have previously co-authored a book of history are not eligible.
Each entry must be published during the period January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012.
The award will be presented at the 2013 OAH Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California, April 11-14.
One copy of each entry, clearly labeled “2013 Frederick Jackson Turner Award Entry,” must be mailed directly to the committee members listed below and must include a complete list of publications. No submission will be considered without this proof of eligibility. Each committee member must receive all submissions by October 1, 2012.
Bound page proofs may be used for books to be published after October 1, 2012 and before January 1, 2013. If a bound page proof is submitted, a bound copy of the book must be received no later than January 7, 2013.
The final decision will be made by the Frederick Jackson Turner Award Committee by February 1, 2013. The winner will be provided with details regarding the OAH Annual Meeting and awards presentation, where s/he will receive a cash award and a plaque.
Frederick Jackson Turner Award Committee
Alice Kessler-Harris (Committee Chair)
Department of History
413 Fayerweather Hall
1180 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027
University of Virginia
2201 Old Ivy Road
Charlottesville, VA 22904
University of California, Berkeley
Department of History
3211 Dwinelle Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-2550
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