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February
25
2017

Prize Pages Updated for 2017 Competitions

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Committee members, deadlines and requirements for NACBS 2017 prize competitions are now current.

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The North American British Music Studies Association (NABMSA) announces the creation of the biennial Diana McVeagh Prize for Best Book on British Music. The prize is named in honor of pioneering British music writer, Diana McVeagh, who is the author of books on and musical editions of British composers Edward Elgar and Gerald Finzi, among others. Her books are known for their insightful interpretations of music and its context, and the lyrical quality of her prose.

The first Diana McVeagh Prize will be awarded in November of 2013. Any book on British music – including monographs, books within a series, eBooks, or collections of essays (if all of the essays within are centered on the study of British music) are eligible for consideration for the Prize. To be considered for the Diana McVeagh Prize, Candidates must be members of NABMSA in good standing for the prize year (2013), and must submit a copy of the book to be considered postmarked by no later than July 1, 2013, to the Secretary of NABMSA at the following address:

Prof. Nathaniel G. Lew, Secretary
North American British Music Studies Association
c/o Department of Fine Arts
Saint Michael's College
One Winooski Park, Box 377
Colchester VT 05439

The winner of the Prize will be announced at the 2013 Business Meeting of NABMSA to be held in Pittsburgh, PA in November of 2013.

More information on the Diana McVeagh Prize for Best Book on British Music and information on joining NABMSA may be found at the Association’s website,www.nabmsa.org.


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North American Conference on British Studies Undergraduate Essay Contest 2012

Each year the NACBS awards twelve prizes of $100.00 each to the best essays on British topics submitted by undergraduates studying in American and Canadian universities.

Essays may be from any department –History, English, Philosophy, Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, etc–as long as they relate to British Studies and date from 2011/2012.
Essays must have been written while the author was a degree-seeking undergraduate at a U.S. or Canadian college or university.

Essays should be no longer than 25 pages (please, no theses).

Submissions must be accompanied by a nominating letter from the professor who taught the course for which the essay was written. Nominating faculty must be current members of the NACBS. Please include the permanent mailing address and email contact information for the student.

Send a paper copy of the essay and the letter of nomination to EACH of the following 3 members of the adjudication committee by June 15th, 2012 (3 copies in total).

Dr Rich Connors
Department of History
University of Ottawa
155 Séraphin Marion Street
Ottawa, ON
Canada, K1N 6N5

Dr Guy Ortolano
101 Halcyon Hill Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
USA

Dr Lisa Surridge
Department of English
University of Victoria
Victoria, BC
Canada, V8W 3W1

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February
12
2012

WALTER D. LOVE PRIZE 2011 COMPETITION

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REMINDER: Deadline April 1, 2012

WALTER D. LOVE PRIZE 2011 COMPETITION

The WALTER D. LOVE PRIZE in History is a $150 award given annually by the North American Conference on British Studies for the best article or paper of similar length or scope by a North American scholar in the field of British history.  The 2012 prize will be awarded to an article published during the calendar year 2011.  The prize journal article or paper, which may be published anywhere in the world, should exhibit a humane and compassionate understanding of the subject, imagination, literary grace, and scrupulous scholarship.  It should also make a significant contribution to its field of study.  Chapters from longer works are not eligible, but papers appearing in edited collections of essays are eligible.

All scholars who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada and living in either country at the time of the award are eligible to compete.  A copy of the nominated article or paper should be sent by April 1, 2012 to each member of the Prize Committee.  For prompt attention, mark packages "NACBS Prize Committee."  Send submissions to:

Professor Sandra den Otter, Chair
Department of History
Queen's University
Kingston, ON
Canada
K7L 3N6
Email: denotter@queensu.ca

Professor Ethan Shagan
Department of History
UC Berkeley
3229 Dwinelle Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-2550
Email: shagan@berkeley.edu

Professor Nicoletta Gullace
Department of History
University of New Hampshire
Horton Social Science Center
20 Academic Way
Durham, New Hampshire 03824
Email: nfg@cisunix.unh.edu

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February
12
2012

JOHN BEN SNOW FOUNDATION PRIZE 2012 COMPETITION

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REMINDER: Deadline April 1, 2012

JOHN BEN SNOW FOUNDATION PRIZE 2012 COMPETITION

The JOHN BEN SNOW FOUNDATION PRIZE is a $500 prize awarded annually by the North American Conference on British Studies for the best book by a North American scholar in any field of British Studies dealing with the period from the Middle Ages through the eighteenth century.  The author must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada and be living in either country at the time of the award.  Nominations may be made by the author or by the publisher of the book nominated.  A publisher may nominate more than one title each year but should use discretion and not overburden the Prize Committee.

The 2012 competition covers books published in 2011.  Separate copies of the letter of nomination and of the book nominated should be sent by April 1, 2012 to each member of the Prize Committee (only books sent to every committee member can be considered).  For prompt attention, mark packages “NACBS Prize Committee.”  Send all relevant materials to:

Professor Ken MacMillan, Chair
Department of History
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta
Canada T2N 1N4
Email: macmillk@ucalgary.ca

Professor Linda Mitchell
Department of History
203 Cockefair Hall
University of Missouri-Kansas City
5100 Rockhill Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64110-2499
Email: mitchellli@umkc.edu

Professor Krista Kesselring
Department of History
Dalhousie University
6135 University Ave.
PO Box 15000
Halifax, NS
Canada B3H 4R2
Email: krista.kesselring@dal.ca

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December
12
2011

NACBS Undergraduate Essay Prize 2012

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As you're collecting end-of-term papers, consider nominating the best of them for the annual NACBS Undergraduate Essay Prize. Papers must not exceed 8000 words (excluding notes and bibliography), be written by degree-seeking undergraduates at Canadian or American universities, and be nominated by a current member of the NACBS (only one nomination per member).  To nominate a paper, email it to Guy Ortolano (ortolano@nyu.edu) AND Richard Connors (rconnors@uottawa.ca) by June 15, 2012.

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The North American Conference on British Studies Essay Contest Committee invites you to nominate one of your students for the Annual Essay Prize. This is intended for undergraduates enrolled at United States universities and colleges (there is a complementary contest for students enrolled in Canadian colleges and universities) and the Committee awards up to six prizes of $100 each. Please nominate your student according to the following guidelines:

1) The essay must have been written while the author was enrolled as a degree-seeking undergraduate. Essays written for courses and theses are acceptable.

2) Each essay must be nominated by a member of the NACBS and no individual member can nominate more than one essay per year.

3) Essays in any field of British Studies are invited, including, but not limited to, Literature, Art, Art History, History and Cultural Studies.

4) Essays should be between 10 and 25 pages of text, excluding notes.

5) Please submit a letter of nomination, including the full name, permanent address and email contact information for the student, along with one electronic or hard copy of the essay no later than June 1, 2010, to: Prof. Peter Hoffenberg, Department of History, 2530 Dole Street, Sakamaki Hall, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI 96822-2283. Email: peterh@hawaii.edu

Please feel free to contact Peter if you have any questions and thanks for considering your students and for forwarding this information if appropriate.
Peter H. Hoffenberg
Associate Professor of History
University of Hawaii, Manoa
2530 Dole Street
Sakamaki Hall A203
Honolulu, HI 96822-2283
USA

Phone: 808 956-8497
Fax: 808 956-9600 to the attention of Hoffenberg

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The North American Conference on British Studies essay contest in British Studies for undergraduates enrolled at United States universities and colleges awards six prizes of $100 each, according to the following guidelines:

1.    The essay must have been written while the author was a degree-seeking undergraduate at a U.S. college or university. Essays written for courses, or as theses are acceptable.

2.    Each essay must be nominated by a member of the NACBS. No individual may nominate more than one essay in any one year.

3.    Essays in any field of British Studies are welcome.

4.    Essays should be between 10 and 25 pages, excluding citations and references.

5.    Please submit a letter of nomination (including the permanent mailing address and email contact information for the student) along with an electronic or three hard copies of the essay by June 1, 2010 to Professor Peter Hoffenberg, Department of History, University of Hawaii, 2530 Dole Street, Sakamaki Hall A203, Honolulu, HI 96822-2283. Email: peterh@hawaii.edu.

6.    For further information please feel free to contact Prof. Hoffenberg at the above address.

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The JOHN BEN SNOW FOUNDATION PRIZE is a $500 prize awarded annually by the North American Conference on British Studies for the best book by a North American scholar in any field of British Studies dealing with the period from the Middle Ages through the eighteenth century.  The author must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada and be living in either country at the time of the award.  Nominations may be made by the author or by the publisher of the book nominated.  A publisher may nominate more than one title each year but should use discretion and not overburden the Prize Committee.

The 2010 competition covers books published in 2009.  Separate copies of the letter of nomination and of the book nominated should be sent by April 1, 2010 to each member of the Prize Committee (only books sent to every committee member can be considered).  For prompt attention, mark packages "NACBS Prize Committee."  Send all relevant materials to:

Professor Ken MacMillan
Department of History
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta
Canada T2N 1N4
email: macmillk@ucalgary.ca

Professor Linda Mitchell
Department of History
203 Cockefair Hall
University of Missouri-Kansas City
5100 Rockhill Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64110-2499
email: mitchellli@umkc.edu

Professor Sara Butler, Chair
Loyola University New Orleans
History Department
6363 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70118
email: sbutler@loyno.edu

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February
4
2010

WALTER D. LOVE PRIZE 2010 COMPETITION

Posted by jaskelly under Announcement, Grants and Awards | Tags: competition, love prize, NACBS, prize, walter d. love | 0 Comments

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The WALTER D. LOVE PRIZE in History is a $150 award given annually by the North American Conference on British Studies for the best article or paper of similar length or scope by a North American scholar in the field of British history.  The 2010 prize will be awarded to an article published during the calendar year 2009.  The prize journal article or paper, which may be published anywhere in the world, should exhibit a humane and compassionate understanding of the subject, imagination, literary grace, and scrupulous scholarship.  It should also make a significant contribution to its field of study.  Chapters from longer works are not eligible, but papers appearing in edited collections of essays are eligible.

All scholars who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada and living in either country at the time of the award are eligible to compete.  A copy of the nominated article or paper should be sent by April 1, 2010 to each member of the Prize Committee.  For prompt attention, mark packages "NACBS Prize Committee."  Send submissions to:

Professor Derek Hirst
History Department
Box 1062
Washington University
St Louis, Mo. 63130
Email: dmhirst@wustl.edu

Professor Karen Robertson
Vassar College
English Department
Sanders Classroom building (SC)  Box 744
124 Raymond Ave.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604-0744
Email: Robertson@vassar.edu

Professor Ina Zweiniger-Bargelowska
Department of History
University of Illinois at Chicago
Department of History (M/C 198)
913 University Hall
601 South Morgan Street
Chicago, IL 60607-7109
Email: inazb@uic.edu

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