William and Edwyna Gilbert Award

Nomination deadline extended to May 23, 2016.

The William and Edwyna Gilbert Award for the Best Article on Teaching History annually recognizes outstanding contributions to the teaching of history through the publication of journal articles. Originally the “William Gilbert Award,” named in memory of William Gilbert, a longtime AHA member and distinguished scholar-teacher of the Renaissance at the University of Kansas, it was renamed the William and Edwyna Gilbert Award in 2012 after Edwyna Gilbert passed away and left an additional $110,000 to supplement the original $10,000 bequest for the award.

Articles by AHA members with a publication date of 2015 may be nominated for consideration. Both the author of the winning article and the journal that publishes it will each receive the award. Journals and individual members may submit nominations on the teaching of history (including scholarship of teaching and learning, methodology and theory of pedagogy). Journals, magazines, and other serials can submit up to two articles for each award cycle.

Each nomination must include the following:

  1. Award nomination form (you will be prompted to complete this form online in step 3 of the application process)
  2. A brief letter of support (no more than two pages)
  3. A copy of the article

Deadline, Submission Information, and Notification

The AHA has partnered with Interfolio to manage our nomination process. Submitting a nomination package through Interfolio is FREE for nominators. When submitting a nomination, if you don't already have an account with Interfolio, you will be asked to set up an account and create a password, but you will NOT be charged any fee to create the account. When available, nomination instructions are available by clicking on the box to the left. Nominations must be submitted through Interfolio by May 23, 2016, to be eligible for the 2016 competition. Mailed, e-mailed, or faxed applications will not be accepted. 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.