Thursday, January 28, 2010

Preyer Award Announcement

[We have the following announcement via H-Law:]

The Kathryn T. Preyer Memorial Committee of the ASLH invites submissions for the Kathryn T. Preyer Scholars Competition.

The competition is named in honor of the late Professor Kitty Preyer, a distinguished historian of early America and beloved member of the Society. The two winners of the competition will be named Kathryn T. Preyer Scholars. Each will present the paper that s/he submitted to the competition at the Society's annual meeting in Philadelphia on November 18-21, 2010.

Kathryn T. Preyer Scholars will receive a $250 cash award and reimbursement of expenses up to $750 for travel, hotels, and meals.

Submissions are welcome on any legal, institutional and/or constitutional aspect of American history and the history of the Atlantic World. Graduate students, law students, and other early-career scholars who have presented no more than two papers at a national conference are eligible to apply. Papers already submitted to the ASLH Program Committee--whether or not accepted for an existing panel--and papers never previously submitted are equally eligible.

Submissions should include a curriculum vitae of the author, contact information, and a complete draft of the paper to be presented. The draft may be longer than could be presented in the time available at the meeting (twenty minutes) and should contain supporting documentation, but one of the criteria for selection will be the suitability of the paper for reduction to a twenty-minute oral presentation. The deadline for submission is June 15, 2010. The Preyer Scholars will be named by August 1.

Please send electronic submissions to the chair of the Preyer Committee, Aviam Soifer at: He will forward them to the other committee members.

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