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2018 Dorothy Ross Prize: Call for Submissions

The 2018 Dorothy Ross Prize

The Society for U.S. Intellectual History (S-USIH) is accepting nominations for the 2018 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 2017 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 2018 in Chicago, Illinois.

By February 1, 2018, 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:

David Steigerwald
Chair, 2018 Dorothy Ross Prize Committee
[email protected]

This year’s prize committee consists of Johann Neem, Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen, David Steigerwald, and Nick Witham 

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 further information and inquiries contact:

Kevin M. Schultz
President, S-USIH
Professor of History, University of Illinois at Chicago
[email protected]