Southern Historical Association Call for Nominations

Monday, May 02, 2022 7:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The Southern Historical Association is now accepting nominations for the John Hope Franklin Lifetime Achievement Award and the John W. Blassingame Award. Nominations for both awards are due by June 1, 2022. Descriptions of each of the awards can be found below.

John Hope Franklin Lifetime Achievement Award

The John Hope Franklin Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded every four years to recognize an individual who has had a distinguished career in southern history, has contributed significantly to scholarship in the field, and who has exhibited outstanding qualities of citizenship. In order to nominate a candidate for the award, a letter describing the person's accomplishments should be sent to the committee chair, Charles Bolton, at ccbolton@uncg.edu by June 1, 2022.

For more information about the award, please see: https://www.thesha.org/franklin

John W. Blassingame Award

The John W. Blassingame Award, established in 2004, honors distinguished scholarship and mentorship in African American history. Recipients of the prize will be based on nominations from the SHA membership. In order to nominate a candidate for the award, a letter describing the person's accomplishments should be sent by e-mail to Steve Berry at berrys@thesha.org by June 1, 2022, when it will be forwarded to committee members. Alternatively, submissions may be mailed by June 1, 2022, to: Southern Historical Association, 111 LeConte Hall, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-1602.

At least two supporting letters should accompany each nomination (though more than two are welcome). For nominations involving a primary role of mentoring African American students, the committee particularly welcomes letters from students, either graduate or undergraduate. Nominees from all areas of the academic community, including those from community/junior colleges, historically black colleges and universities, as well as from large research universities, are welcome. Nominees will be considered based either on distinguished careers as mentors of African American students, personal scholarly accomplishments, or some combination of both. The award consists of a $1,000 stipend and will be awarded every third year. The next award will be given at the annual meeting in 2022 in Baltimore, MD.

For more information about the award, please see: https://www.thesha.org/blassingame


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