The American Historical Association
The J. Russell Major Prize
The American Historical Association awards the J. Russell Major Prize annually for the best work in English on any aspect of French history. The prize was established in memory of J. Russell Major, the distinguished scholar of French history who died on December 12, 1998 at the age of 77. Major served on the history faculty at Emory University from 1949 until his retirement in 1990, and wrote 10 books, including Representative Government in Early Modern France and From Renaissance Monarchy to Absolute Monarchy: French Kings, Nobles and Estates.
1. Books with an imprint of 2013 are eligible for the 2014 award.
2. 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.
3. One copy of each entry 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 not received by that date will not be considered.
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 "Major 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