The Louis Pelzer Memorial Award Committee of the Organization of American Historians invites candidates for graduate degrees to submit essays for the Louis Pelzer Memorial Award competition. Essays may deal with any period or topic in the history of the United States. The winning essay will be published in the Journal of American History.
Essays should not exceed 10,000 words. The electronic version of the essay should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with “2013 Louis Pelzer Memorial Award Entry” noted in the subject line, and one hard copy should be submitted to the address below. Because manuscripts are judged anonymously, the author’s name and graduate program should appear only on a separate cover page.
The award will be presented at the 2013 OAH Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California, April 11-14.
The winning essay will be published in the Journal of American History.
Significance of the subject matter, literary craftsmanship, and competence in the handling of evidence are some of the factors that will be considered in judging the essays. The deadline for submitting an essay for consideration is November 30, 2012.
Manuscripts should be clearly labeled "2013 Louis Pelzer Memorial Award Entry" and addressed to:
Edward T. Linenthal
Executive Editor, Organization of American Historians
Editor, Journal of American History
Chair, 2013 Louis Pelzer Memorial Award Committee
Journal of American History
1215 E Atwater Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47401
The final decision will be made by the Louis Pelzer Memorial 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.
Louis Pelzer Memorial Award Committee
Edward T. Linenthal, Executive Editor, OAH; Editor, Journal of American History (Committee Chair)
Margaret S. Creighton, Bates College
Jennifer Guglielmo, Smith College
Randall M. Miller, Saint Joseph’s University
Susan Brewer, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
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