The American Historical Association
The Paul Birdsall Prize
in European military and strategic history
Commencing in 1986 and endowed by Hans Gatzke, Yale University, and named in honor of the late Paul Birdsall of Williams College (d. 1970), this prize is offered biennially for a major work in European military and strategic history since 1870. Preference will be given to the international aspects of military history (military/diplomatic), but the impact of technological developments, strategic planning, and military events on society--political, economic, social--will also qualify. Purely technical studies, divorced from historical context, will not. The general rules for submission are:
1. Preference will be given to younger academics, but older scholars and nonacademic candidates will not be excluded.
2. Authors must be citizens of the United States or Canada.
3. Books with an imprint of 2012 or 2013 will be eligible for the 2014 award.
4. In addition to sending a copy of each prize entry to members of the selection committee listed on the previous page, please complete the Data Collection Form at the link below. One form must be completed for each entry. Fields marked with a blue star are required.
5. One copy of each entry must be received by each of the following committee members. Entries must be postmarked by or on MAY 15, 2014, or they will not be considered for the 2014 competition. Entries to Canadian addresses must be sent Delivery Duty Paid.
Contact information for judges and a submission data collection form
will be posted by March 30.
Please Note: The deadline for submission of entries is May 15, 2014. Entries will not be returned. Recipients will be announced at the January 2-5, 2015, AHA annual meeting in New York City.
IMPORTANT! EACH ENTRY MUST BE CLEARLY LABELED "Birdsall Award Entry."
For questions, please contact the Book Prize Administrator, or write to the AHA at the following address (please note that prize entries are not mailed to the AHA; rather, to committee members):
American Historical Association, 400 A St., SE Washington, D.C. 20003-3889