J. Franklin Jameson Award
Next Award Year: 2015
The Jameson Award was established by Council in 1974 to be awarded every five years for outstanding achievement in the editing of historical sources. The prize, which was first offered in 1980, honors J. Franklin Jameson, a founding member of the Association, its president in 1907, longtime managing editor of the American Historical Review, and an influential proponent of historical study. In 2007 the AHA Council made the decision to change the frequency of the award from every five years to biennially.
There is no monetary prize, but the winner receives a certificate in recognition of the award. The general rules for submission are:
- To be eligible for consideration, works must be of a scholarly, historical nature; review/journal editing is ineligible. Books with an imprint of 2013 or 2014 are eligible for the 2015 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 received by each of the following committee members. Entries must be postmarked by or on May 15, 2015, to be eligible. Late entries will not be considered. Entries to Canadian addresses must be sent Delivery Duty Paid.
Contact information for judges will be posted by March 30, 2015.
Please Note: The deadline for submission of entries is Friday, May 15, 2015. Entries will not be returned. Recipients will be announced at the January 7–10, 2016, AHA annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.
Important! Each entry must be clearly labeled “Jameson 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, DC 20003-3889.
2013 Jameson Award
John Taylor and Wendy R. Childs, Univ. of Leeds
Leslie Watkiss, Society of Antiquaries of London
The St Albans Chronicle: The Chronica Maiora of Thomas Walsingham, Vol. II: 1394–1422 (Clarendon Press and Oxford Univ. Press)
This volume completes the edition of a vital source for an important era in British medieval history, a valuable text for both historians and literary scholars. The introductory material is exemplary. The editors resolved complex histories of manuscript and print transmission, as well as long-standing questions of authorship. The translation is fluid and readable; the apparatus, annotations, bibliography, and index are clear and useful. This definitive edition will form the basis of future research for many years to come.