Lerner-Scott Prize for best doctoral dissertation in US Women’s History

The Lerner-Scott Prize is given annually by the Organization of American Historians for the best doctoral dissertation in U.S. women’s history. The prize is named for Gerda Lerner and Anne Firor Scott, both pioneers in women’s history and past presidents of the OAH. A dissertation must be completed between July 1, 2011, and June 30, 2012, to be eligible for the 2013 Lerner-Scott Prize. The prize will be presented at the 2013 OAH Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California, April 11–14. The application deadline is October 1, 2012.
Please send an electronic attachment of your complete dissertation to each of the three committee members listed below by October 1, 2012. Each application must also include a letter of support from a faculty member at the degree-granting institution, along with an abstract and table of contents. Please provide email addresses for both the applicant and the adviser, if available.

The final decision will be made by February 1, 2013. The winner will be provided with details regarding the OAH annual meeting and awards presentation, where s/he will receive a cash award and a plaque.

Leslie A. Schwalm (chair), University of Iowa, leslie-schwalm@uiowa.edu.
Ruth M. Alexander, Colorado State University, ruth.alexander@colostate.edu.
Celia E. Naylor, Barnard College, cnaylor@barnard.edu.

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