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, 2013 through December 31, 2013.
The award will be presented at the 2014 OAH Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, April 10–13.
One copy of each entry, clearly labeled “2014 Frederick Jackson Turner Award Entry,” must be mailed directly to the committee members listed below and must include a complete list of the author’s publications. No submission will be considered without this proof of eligibility. Each committee member must receive all submissions by October 1, 2013.
Bound page proofs may be used for books to be published after October 1, 2013 and before January 1, 2014. If a bound page proof is submitted, a bound copy of the book must be received no later than January 7, 2014.
The final decision will be made by the Frederick Jackson Turner Award Committee by February 2014. 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
Albert M. Camarillo (Committee Chair)
Professor of History (and by courtesy School of Education)
The Leon Sloss Jr. Memorial Professor
Special Assistant to the Provost for Faculty Diversity
Department of History (450 Serra Mall)
Stanford, CA 94305-2024
Dorothy Sue Cobble
17 Maple Street
Princeton, NJ 08542
Robinson College, Cambridge University
Cambridge CB3 9AN
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