George L. Mosse Prize

George L. MosseThe American Historical Association awards the George L. Mosse Prize annually for an outstanding major work of extraordinary scholarly distinction, creativity, and originality in the intellectual and cultural history of Europe since 1500. This prize was established with funds donated by former students, colleagues, and friends of Dr. Mosse. See the list of past recipients.

The general rules for submission are:

  1. Only books of a high scholarly distinction should be submitted. Research accuracy, originality, and literary merit are important selection factors.
  2. Books with a copyright of 2019 are eligible for the 2020 award.
  3. 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.
  4. Nominators must complete an online prize submission form for each book submitted.
  5. One copy of each entry must be sent to each committee member and clearly labeled “Mosse 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: Given the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 crisis, we are adjusting the submission process for AHA Book Prizes:

  • Nominators must complete the online prize submission form by MAY 15.
  • When possible, nominators are also encouraged to send hard copies (or e-books, if hard copies are unavailable) by the May 15 deadline to provide prize committees with ample time to review submissions.
  • However, we are extending the deadline to receive hard copies of books by JUNE 15.

Entries will not be returned. Recipients will be announced on the AHA website in October 2020 and recognized during a ceremony at the January 2021 AHA annual meeting in Seattle.

For questions, please contact the Prize Administrator.

Contact Information for Committee Members

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

Peter Arnade
3130 Huelani Dr.
Honolulu, HI 96822
parnade@hawaii.edu
Greg Eghigian
1222 Smithfield Cir.
State College, PA 16801 
gae2@psu.edu

Carla Hesse
56 Tamalpais Rd.
Berkeley, CA 94708
chesse@berkeley.edu
Ebook Preferred

Lisa Leff
2840 Brandywine St. NW
Washington, DC 20008
leff@american.edu
Patricia Lorcin
3925 12th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55407
plorcin@umn.edu