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Reminder: S-USIH Book Award

To date, the committee who will be adjudicating the inaugural book prize for the S-USIH has yet to receive a single submission.  We wish to remind publishers, book authors and interested readers:  you have an opportunity to nominate — or self-nominate — a book for consideration.  The guidelines for the book prize, as well as the mailing addresses for submission of nominated books, are reprinted below.

Please help our Society recognize outstanding scholarship in the field of U.S. intellectual history by submitting a nomination for this award.  Since this award is new and not yet widely known, we ask any reader who is especially impressed by a particular text to please contact that book’s publisher and encourage them to submit the book for consideration.
The Society for U. S. Intellectual History Annual Book Award
The Society for U. S. Intellectual History announces an Annual Book Award for the best book in American intellectual history.  The book should be a work of original scholarship.  Books eligible for the 2013 award must be published in English in the period between Jan. 1, 2012, and Dec. 31, 2012.  Any member of the Society or publisher may nominate books for the award.  The finalists will be announced in Spring 2013; the winner will be announced in Summer 2013, receive a $250.00 prize, and participate in a panel on the winning book at the 2013 annual meeting of the Society.  The winning author must be a member of the Society. 
A copy of the nominated book must be sent to each of the following committee members no later than Jan. 15, 2013.  A separate letter listing each entry should be sent to the committee members so that they can verify arrival of all entries.
2013 Award Committee:
David Steigerwald
Department of History
The Ohio State University
230 West 17th Ave.
Columbus, OH  43210-1367
Jennifer Burns
Department of History
Stanford University
450 Serra Mall, Bldg. 200
Stanford, CA 94305-2024
Dorothy Ross
2914 33rd Place, NW
Washington, DC 20008-3527