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 2020 are eligible for the 2021 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, 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.

Contact Information for Committee Members

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

Heather Miyano Kopelson
Univ. of Alabama
Dept. of History
PO Box 870212
202 Ten Hoor Hall, 305 Marrs Spring Rd.
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0212

Philip D. Morgan
9 Saint Martin's Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21218

Marcus P. Nevius
Univ. of Rhode Island
Dept. of History
113 Washburn Hall
80 Upper College Rd.
Kingston, RI 02881

Bianca Premo
5971 SW 56th Ter.
Miami, FL 33143

James Sidbury
1503D California St.
Houston, TX 77006