Morris D. Forkosch Prize

The American Historical Association offers the Morris D. Forkosch Prize annually in recognition of the best book in English in the field of British, British imperial, or British Commonwealth history since 1485. Submission of books relating to the shared common law heritage of the English-speaking world are particularly encouraged in memory of the late Professor Forkosch’s contributions to the field of legal studies and legal history. See the list of past recipients.

The general rules for submission are:

  1. Books with a copyright of 2019 will be eligible for the 2020 competition.
  2. 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.
  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 “Forkosch Award 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.

Contact Information for Committee Members

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

Allison Abra
Univ. of Southern Mississippi
Dept. of History
118 College Dr. #5047.
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
allison.abra@usm.edu

George Robb
546 N. 7th St.
Newark, NJ 07107
robbg@wpunj.edu

Emily Rose
104 Library Pl.
Princeton, NJ 08540
emrose@hds.harvard.edu
Brent Sirota
1110 Iredell St.
Durham, NC 27705
bssirota@ncsu.edu
Angela Thompsell
202 Roosevelt Rd.
Rochester, NY 14618
athompse@brockport.edu