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. 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 2018 are eligible for the 2019 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: Entries must be received by May 15, 2019, to be eligible for the 2019 competition. Entries will not be returned. Recipients will be announced on the AHA website in October 2019 and recognized during a ceremony at the January 2020 AHA annual meeting in New York City.

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).

Alison Games
Georgetown Univ.
Dept. of History
3700 O St. NW
Box 571035 - ICC 600
Washington, DC 20057-1035
Philip Morgan
9 St. Martin's Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21218-1815
Susanah Romney
New York Univ.
Dept. of History
53 Washington Sq. S.
King Juan Carlos Center, Floor 4e
New York, NY 10012-1018
Accepts ebooks if preferred
Abigail Swingen
Texas Tech. Univ.
Dept. of History
Box 41013
Lubbock, TX 79409-1013
David Wheat
Michigan State Univ.
Dept. of History
Old Horticulture Bldg
506 E. Circle Dr.
East Lansing, MI 48824