The American Historical Association
The Leo Gershoy Award
In recognition of outstanding historical writing, the American Historical Association offers the Leo Gershoy Award in 17th- and 18th-century western European history. This award was established in 1975 by a gift from Mrs. Ida Gershoy in memory of her late husband, a specialist in European history. Professor Gershoy was associated with the graduate faculty of New York University for more than 25 years.
1. The prize is awarded annually to the author of the most outstanding work published in English on any aspect of the fields of 17th- and 18th-century western European history. Only books of high scholarly and literary merit will be considered.
2. Books with an imprint of 2013 will be eligible for the 2014 award.
3. In addition to sending a copy of each prize entry to members of the selection committee, 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.
4. Entries must be postmarked by or on MAY 15, 2014, in order to be eligible for this year's competition. Late entries will not be considered. One copy of each entry (limited to three titles from any one publisher) must be received by each of the following committee members:
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 Thursday, 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 "Gershoy 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