This prize of $2,500, established in memory of Walter Muir Whitehill, for many years Editor of Publications for the Colonial Society and the moving force behind the organization, will be awarded for a distinguished essay on early American history (up to 1825), not previously published, with preference being given to New England subjects. The Society hopes that the prize may be awarded annually.
A committee of members of the Colonial Society will review the essays. Their decision in all cases will be final. The following historians have agreed to serve as judges:
Fred Anderson, Professor of History, University of Colorado, Boulder;
David D. Hall, Bartlett Research Professor of New England Church History, Harvard Divinity School;
Mary Beth Norton, Mary Donlon Alger Professor of American History, Cornell University.
By arrangement with the editors of the New England Quarterly, the Society will have the winning essay published in an appropriate issue of the journal.
Essays are now being accepted for consideration. All manuscripts submitted for the 2014 prize must be postmarked no later than December 31, 2014. The Society expects to announce the winning candidate in the spring of 2015.
Entries submitted for consideration should be addressed to:
Whitehill Prize Committee
c/o The New England Quarterly
Meserve Hall, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02115
A list of prize specifications can be found online.
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