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. The general rules for submission are:

  1. Books with a copyright of 2018 will be eligible for the 2019 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: 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).

Allison Abra
Univ. of Southern Mississippi
Dept. of History
118 College Dr. #5047.
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
Elizabeth Prevost
Grinnell Coll.
Dept. of History
1213 6th Ave.
Grinnell IA 50112
Emily Rose
104 Library Pl.
Princeton, NJ 08540
Brent Sirota
11 Draper Ave.
Arlington, MA 02474
Angela Thompsell
SUNY, Coll. at Brockport
Dept. of History
350 New Campus Dr.
Brockport, NY 14420-2956