Allan Nevins Prize
The Allan Nevins Prize is awarded annually for the best-written doctoral dissertation on an American subject. The Nevins Prize's winning book is published by one of the distinguished houses which support the prize: Basic Books, Bloomsbury Press, Cambridge University Press, The University of Chicago Press, Columbia University Press, Harvard University Press, Henry Holt, Hill and Wang, Alfred A. Knopf, W. W. Norton and Company, University of North Carolina Press, Oxford University Press, Random House, Simon and Schuster, and Yale University Press. The prize is named in honor of the society's founder and first president.
The 53rd Annual Allan Nevins Dissertation Prize, 2013
Purpose: To honor dissertations for literary distinction and for making a significant contribution to historical knowledge.
Prize: A certificate and two thousand dollars, and publication by one of the publishers listed above. A certificate will be presented to the dissertation sponsor. The prize will be awarded at the annual meeting of the society in May, 2013.
Eligibility: The society defines history broadly and welcomes manuscripts on American arts, literature, and science, as well as biographical studies of Americans in any walk of life. Defense of the dissertation, or receipt of the Ph.D. degree, must be in the previous calendar year, between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012. Dissertations already submitted for publication are not eligible.
Submission: Dissertations should be submitted by the chair of the department awarding the degree or by the dissertation sponsor. The dissertation, which will *not* be returned, should be bound in an effective yet inexpensive fashion and, preferably, printed on both sides; the submitter *may* later be asked for a digital copy as well, but that should not be included unless it is specifically requested. The nomination letter should include complete contact information for the student, including a telephone number and an email address that will be valid as of spring 2013. The nomination letter need state these facts and no others. No department may be represented by more than two dissertations.
Deadline: Manuscripts for the current competition should be postmarked no later than January 31, 2013, mailed to:
Professor Andie Tucher
Graduate School of Journalism
New York, NY 10027
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