Jerry Bentley Prize
The American Historical Association offers the Jerry Bentley Prize in World History, which will honor Jerry Bentley’s tireless efforts to promote the field of world history, and his signal contributions to it, over a career tragically cut short by his recent death. The prize will be awarded annually to the best book in each calendar year in the field of world history. The general rules for submission are:
- Any book published in English dealing with global or world-scale history, with connections or comparisons across continents, in any period will be eligible.
- Books bearing an imprint of 2013 are eligible for the 2014 prize.
- 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.
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 “Bentley 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.
Photo of Jerry Bentley, courtesy of University of Hawai'i history department.