The American Historical Association
The Herbert Baxter Adams Prize
The American Historical Association offers the Herbert Baxter Adams Prize annually for a distinguished book by an American author in the field of European history. The prize was established in memory of the first secretary of the Association, Herbert Adams of Johns Hopkins University, who was also one of the Association's founders. Together with the Leo Gershoy Award, the Adams Prize is the most important distinction bestowed by the profession in the field of European history and thus has considerable prestige.
This year books on European history from ancient times through 1815 will be eligible for the competition. The general rules for submission are:1. Since the prize is designed especially to encourage scholars who have not yet obtained an established reputation, the entry must be the author's first substantial book. Textbooks in the strict sense of the word are not eligible, but a work of wide scope which interprets a major period or area would certainly qualify. Pamphlets, anthologies, edited works, and other small-scale efforts will not qualify.
2. Books bearing an imprint of 2012 or 2013 are eligible for the 2014 prize.
3. The author must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada.
4. The submission of an entry may be made by an author or by a third party as well as by a publisher. Publishers may submit as many entries as they wish.
5. 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.
6. 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 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 "Adams 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