Monday, December 3, 2012

C. Vann Woodward Dissertation Award Announcement


The Southern Historical Association invites submissions for the C. Vann Woodward Dissertation Prize for 2013 to be presented for the best dissertation in southern history completed and defended in 2012.

The prize consists of a $3,000 stipend, and is funded by the Woodward Fund, based on a very generous bequest left to the SHA by C. Vann Woodward. Author should submit three copies of the following by May 1, 2013, to the SHA office:
> cover letter with full contact information
> title page, abstract, and table of contents of the dissertation
> sample chapter of the dissertation
> letter of support from the dissertation advisor
The full dissertation should not be submitted. Based on the materials described above, the prize committee will decide which candidates will be invited to submit the full dissertation for further consideration. Any inquiries regarding the prize and its guidelines should be addressed to the 

Send submissions to:
Southern Historical Association
Department of History
111 LeConte Hall
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-1602

Past Winners
2002 - Robert Perkinson
"The Birth of the Texas Prison Empire, 1865-1915" Yale University

2003 - Chandra Miller Manning
"What This Cruel War Was Over: Why Union and Confederate Soldiers Thought They Were Fighting the Civil War" Harvard University

2004 - Edward J. Blum
"Reforging the White Republic: Race, Protestantism, and American Nationalism, 1865-1898"
University of Kentucky

2005 - Fran├žoise N. Hamlin
"'The Book Hasn't Closed, The Story Isn't Finished': Continuing Histories of the Civil Rights Movement" Yale University

2006 - Christopher Myers Asch
"No Compromise: The Freedom Struggles of James O. Eastland and Fannie Lou Hamer"
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

2007 - Bethany E. Moreton
"The Soul of the Service Economy: Wal-Mart and the Making of Christian Free Enterprise 1929-1994"
Yale University

2008 - Max Grivno
"'There Slavery Cannot Dwell': Agriculture and Labor in Northern Maryland, 1790-1860"
University of Maryland
Darren E. Grem's "The Blessings of Business: Corporate America and Conservative Evangelicalism in the Sunbelt Age, 1945-2000," University of Georgia, 2010

2010 - Robert Blakeslee Gilpin
"John Brown Still Lives! America's Long Reckoning with Violence, Equality, and Change"

2011 - Co-Winner Darren Grem
"The Blessings of Business: Corporate America and Conservative Evangelicalism in the Sunbelt Age, 1945-2000," University of Georgia, 2010

2011 - Co-Winner Drew Swanson
"Land of the Bright Leaf: Yellow Tobacco, Environment, and Culture along the Border of Virginia and North Carolina," University of Georgia, 2010

2012 - Co-Winner Matthew J. Karp
"'This Vast Southern Empire': The South and the Foreign Policy of Slavery, 1833-1861," University of Pennsylvania, 2011

2012 - Co-Winner Crystal R. Sanders
"To Be Free of Fear: Black Women's Fight for Freedom Through the Child Development Group of Mississippi," Northwestern University, 2011

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