George L. Mosse Prize
The American Historical Association awards the George L. Mosse Prize annually for an outstanding major work of extraordinary scholarly distinction, creativity, and originality in the intellectual and cultural history of Europe since 1500. This prize was established with funds donated by former students, colleagues, and friends of Dr. Mosse. The general rules for submission are:
- Only books of a high scholarly distinction should be submitted. Research accuracy, originality, and literary merit are important selection factors.
- Books with an imprint of 2013 are eligible for the 2014 award.
- In addition to sending a copy of each prize entry to members of the selection committee, please complete the Data Collection Form and include information about each book submitted.
- One copy of each entry must be sent to each of the following committee members. Entries must be postmarked by or on MAY 15, 2014, to be eligible for the 2014 competition. Late entries will not be considered.
Contact information for judges will be posted by March 30, 2014.
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 “Mosse Prize 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, DC 20003-3889.
2013 Mosse Prize
Miranda Frances Spieler, American Univ. of Paris
Empire and Underworld: Captivity in French Guiana (Harvard Univ. Press)
In her provocative and innovative book, Miranda Frances Spieler depicts the history of French Guiana as a site of extraordinary state sovereignty and violence. In the wake of the French Revolution and its new articulation of citizenship, French Guiana became not just a land of exile and slavery, but also a locus for the systematic stripping of rights and identities of marginalized groups and for the incarceration of non-citizens who bore no clearly defined legal status.