Clarence H. Haring Prize

The Haring Prize is a quinquennial prize awarded to the Latin American author who has published the most outstanding book on Latin American history during the five years preceding the year of the award. Clarence Haring (1885–1960) was a noted Latin Americanist and a longtime member of the Association. Capital for the prize was derived from contributions from the friends of Clarence H. Haring and from other grants between 1963 and 1966. See the list of past recipients.

The general rules for submission are:

  1. Books with a copyright between 2016 and 2020 will be eligible for the prize in 2021.
  2. There is no language limitation on works submitted, however, preference will be given to books written in one of the languages of Latin America.
  3. Preference will be given to authors whose primary affiliation is to a Latin American institution.
  4. Nomination submissions may be made by an author or by a publisher. Publishers may submit as many entries as they wish. Authors or publishers may submit the same book for multiple AHA prizes.
  5. Nominators must complete an online prize submission form for each book submitted.
  6. One copy of each entry must be sent to each committee member and clearly labeled “Haring Prize Entry.” Print copies preferred unless otherwise indicated. If only e-copy is available, please contact review committee members beforehand to arrange submission format.

Please Note: Entries must be received by May 15, 2021, to be eligible for the 2021 competition. Entries will not be returned. Recipients will be announced on the AHA website in October 2021 and recognized during a ceremony at the January 2022 AHA annual meeting in New Orleans.

For questions, please contact the Prize Administrator.

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Contact Information for Committee Members

Send one copy to each committee member and complete the prize submission form (above).

Karen Melvin
Bates Coll.
Dept. of History
4 Andrews Rd.
Lewiston, ME 04240

Jaime Pensado
Univ. of Notre Dame
Dept. of History
434 Decio Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556-0368

Tamara Walker
32 Davenport Rd.
Apt. 2203
Toronto, ON M5R 0B5