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2017 Dorothy Ross Prize



Accepting Nominations for the 2017 Dorothy Ross Prize

The Society for U.S. Intellectual History (S-USIH) is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Dorothy Ross Prize for best article in US intellectual history by an emerging scholar (defined as a current graduate student or a scholar within 5 years of receiving the PhD).  The article must have appeared in an academic journal in the 2016 calendar year and may be submitted by the author, editor, or anyone else.  The winner will receive a certificate and $500.  The prize will be announced in the spring and will be awarded at the S-USIH Annual Conference, held in Dallas, Texas from October 26-29, 2017.

Deadline for submissions: February 1, 2017

By February 1, 2017, please submit the article (page proofs acceptable), a copy of the table of contents of the issue in which it appeared, and the author’s email address to:

James Kloppenberg, Chair, 2017 Dorothy Ross Prize: [email protected]

We strongly encourage electronic submissions (preferably PDFs).  But if you’d rather send photocopies, please send one copy to each of the following committee members:

James Kloppenberg, Department of History, Harvard University, 128 Pilgrim Road, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481

Kimberly Hamlin, 125 MacMillan Hall, Department of Global and Intercultural Studies, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056

Andrew Preston, Clare College, Cambridge University, Trinity Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1TL, United Kingdom


The Dorothy Ross Prize is named in honor of Dorothy Ross, a pioneering historian of psychology and the origins of modern social science, and a prominent voice in diversifying our field.  Currently the Arthur O. Lovejoy Professor Emerita of History at Johns Hopkins University, Ross takes special interest in working with emerging scholars, so the award aligns nicely with one of her primary interests.  Along with several other professional positions, Ross currently sits on S-USIH’s Board of Advisors.

For more information contact:

Kevin M. Schultz, President, S-USIH

[email protected]

And see a pdf of the announcement.