James A. Rawley Prize

James A. RawleyThe James A. Rawley Prize in Atlantic History was created in 1998 in accordance with the terms of a gift from James A. Rawley, Carl Adolph Happold Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. It is offered annually to recognize outstanding historical writing that explores aspects of integration of Atlantic worlds before the 20th century. See the list of past recipients.

The general rules for submission are:

  1. Only books of a high scholarly and literary merit will be considered. Research accuracy and originality are also important factors in the evaluation of the books.
  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 “Rawley 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.

The online submission form deadline has now passed, and we are no longer accepting nominations. Only books submitted through the form prior to May 15 will be considered for 2020 prizes. Hard copies of nominations submitted through the online form prior to May 15 can be received by prize judges until June 15, 2020.

Contact Information for Committee Members

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

Jennifer Morgan
c/o Carter
26 Carver St.
Sag Harbor, NY 11963
jm3018@nyu.edu

Philip Morgan
9 St. Martin's Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21218-1815
pmorgan@jhu.edu
Susanah Romney
ssromney@nyu.edu
Ebook Preferred
Contact for Postal Address
James Sidbury
1503D California St.
Houston, TX  77006  
js58@rice.edu
Abigail Swingen
abigail.swingen@ttu.edu
Contact for Postal Address