The Society of Civil War Historians is soliciting nominations for the Tom Watson Brown Book Award for books published in 2014.
Publishers are asked to send books, along with a cover letter nominating the work for the Watson Brown Award, directly to the four jurors no later than January 31, 2015. Only books published in 2014 will be considered.
All genres of scholarship on the causes, conduct, and effects, broadly defined, of the Civil War are eligible. This includes, but is not exclusive to, monographs, synthetic works presenting original interpretations, and biographies. Works of fiction, poetry, anthologies, and textbooks will not be considered. Jurors will consider nominated works’ scholarly and literary merit as well as the extent to which they make original contributions to our understanding of the period.
John Inscoe, Albert B. Saye Professor of History, University of Georgia, will chair the prize jury. The other members are James L. Huston, Regents Professor, Oklahoma State University, and LeeAnn Whites, Professor, University of Missouri. Tad Brown, President of the Watson-Brown Foundation, Inc., will serve as a non-voting member of the jury.
The winner will be announced by August 1, 2015. The prize will be presented at the SCWH banquet at the Southern Historical Association meeting, where the winner will deliver a formal address that will be published in a subsequent issue of the Journal of the Civil War Era.
Nominated books with cover letters should be sent to:
John C. Inscoe, Department of History, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602
James L. Huston, Oklahoma State University, Department of History, 101 Murray, Stillwater, OK 74078-3054
LeeAnn Whites, University of Missouri, Department of History, 101 Read Hall, Columbia, MO 65211-7500
Tad Brown, President, Watson-Brown Foundation, Inc., 310 Tom Watson Way, Thomson, GA 30824
Society of Civil War Historians
George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center
108 Weaver Building / Penn State University
University Park, PA 16802-5500
Phone: (814) 863-0151 / Fax: (814) 863-6825
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