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The 2016 Dorothy Ross Prize: Call for Submissions

[Address updated: 1/22/2016, 10 am]

The Society for U.S. Intellectual History (S-USIH) is currently accepting submissions for the inaugural 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 2015 calendar year and may be submitted by the author, editor, or anyone else. The winner will receive a certificate and $500, generously donated this year by the Stanford Humanities Center. The prize will be announced in early summer and will be awarded at the S-USIH Annual Conference, held at Stanford University from October 13-15, 2016.

Deadline for submissions: March 15, 2016

By March 15, 2016, please submit the article (page proofs are acceptable), a copy of the table of contents of the issue in which it appeared, and the author’s current email address to:

Sarah Igo, Chair, 2016 Dorothy Ross Prize: sarah.igo-at-vanderbilt.edu

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

Sarah Igo, Chair, 2016 Dorothy Ross Prize Committee, Department of History, Vanderbilt University, 2301 Vanderbilt Place, PMB 351802, Nashville, TN 37235

Mark Peterson, 2016 Dorothy Ross Prize Committee, Department of History, UC Berkeley, 3229 Dwinelle Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720-2550

Lisa Szefel, 2016 Dorothy Ross Prize Committee, Department of History, Pacific University, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR 97123

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.