The American Historical Association
The James Henry Breasted Prize
Established in 1985 and named in honor of James Henry Breasted, a pioneer in ancient Egyptian and Near Eastern history and president of the Association in 1928, this prize is offered for the best book in English in any field of history prior to CE 1000. The prize has been endowed by Joseph O. Losos, a longtime member of the Association. The general rules for submission are:
1. Only books of a high scholarly nature should be submitted. Research accuracy, originality, and literary merit are important factors.
2. Only books bearing an imprint of 2013 will be considered.
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. One copy must be received by each of the following committee members. Entries must be postmarked by or on MAY 15, 2014, to be considered for the 2014 competition. Entries to Canadian addresses must be sent Delivery Duty Paid.
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 "Breasted 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