Leo Gershoy Award

In 1975 Mrs. Ida Gershoy made a gift to the Association in order to establish a prize in memory of her husband, Leo Gershoy. Professor Gershoy was a specialist in European history associated with the faculty of New York University for more than 35 years. The prize named in his honor is awarded to the author of the most outstanding work published in English on any aspect of 17th- and 18th-century European history. The general rules for submission are:

  1. The prize is awarded annually to the author of the most outstanding work published in English on any aspect of the fields of 17th- and 18th-century western European history. Only books of high scholarly and literary merit will be considered.
  2. Books with a copyright of 2015 will be eligible for the 2016 award.
  3. Nominators must complete an online prize submission form for each book submitted.
  4. One copy of each entry must be sent to each committee member and clearly marked “Gershoy Award Entry.” Electronic copies may be sent only to committee members who have indicated they will accept them.

Please Note: Entries must be received by May 15, 2016, to be eligible for the 2016 competition. Entries will not be returned. Recipients will be announced on the AHA website in October 2016 and recognized during a ceremony at the January 2017 AHA annual meeting in Denver.

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).

Jack R. Censer James V. H. Melton Kathryn Norberg
4122 Lenox Dr. Emory Univ. 2165 E. Orange Grove Blvd.
Fairfax, VA 22032 Dept. of History Pasadena, CA 91104
jcenser@gmu.edu 561 S. Kilgo Cir. NE knorberg@ucla.edu
Bowden Hall, Suite 221
Atlanta, GA 30322-1120
Gabriel Paquette Magda Teter  
Johns Hopkins Univ. Fordham Univ.  
Dept. of History Dept. of History  
3400 N. Charles St. 441 E. Fordham Rd.  
301 Gilman Hall 619 Dealy  
Baltimore, MD 21218-2685 Bronx, NY 10458-5159  
gpaquet1@jhu.edu mteter@fordham.edu