James Henry Breasted Prize

James Henry BreastedEstablished in 1985 and named in honor of James Henry Breasted, a pioneer in ancient Egyptian and Near Eastern history and president of the Association in 1928, this prize is offered for the best book in English in any field of history prior to CE 1000. The prize was endowed by Joseph O. Losos, a longtime member of the Association. The general rules for submission are:

  1. Only books of a high scholarly nature should be submitted. Research accuracy, originality, and literary merit are important factors.
  2. Only books bearing a copyright of 2018 will be 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 “Breasted 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).

Touraj Daryaee
Univ. of California, Irvine
Dept. of History
200 Murray Krieger Hall
Irvine, CA 92697-3275
tdaryaee@uci.edu
Carol Neel
Colorado Coll.
Dept. of History
208C Palmer Hall
14 E. Cache La Poudre St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
cneel@coloradocollege.edu
Eric Rebillard
Cornell Univ.
Dept. of Classics
120 Goldwin Smith
Ithaca, NY 14853-3201
er97@cornell.edu