Our Prizes & Awards
W.Turrentine Jackson Dissertation Award
The W. Turrentine Jackson Award of $750 is given at the Annual meeting of the American Historical Association, Pacific Coast Branch, to the author of the most outstanding dissertation on any aspect of the history of the American West in the twentieth century. All submissions for the 2015 award should be made for a dissertation completed and accepted in 2014. Dissertations under contract or contract consideration are eligible for this award.
By April 01, 2015, individual copies of the dissertation must be sent directly to each member of the selection committee, listed below. The chair of the department must submit a letter certifying that the author has been awarded the degree. The letter of certification should be sent to: Kevin A. Leonard, Executive Director, PCB–AHA , Department of History, MS9061, Western Washington University, 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225–9061, email@example.com.
- W. Turrentine Jackson [Dissertation] Award Committee
Kelly Lytle Hernandez Chair (2014)Department of HistoryUniversity of California, Los Angeles6265 Bunche Hall, MC 1473Los Angeles, CA 90095–1473
Laura Barraclough (2015)American Studies DepartmentYale UniversityPO Box 208236New Haven, CT 06520
Susan Wladaver–Morgan, (2016)Pacific Historical Review2513 NE Skidmore StreetPortaland, OR 97211
W. Turrentine Jackson Prize
The W. Turrentine Jackson Prize is given at annual meeting of the Pacific Coast Branch of the AHA to a graduate student whose essay on a topic within the fields of concentration of the Pacific Historical Review has been adjudged to be of outstanding quality. The winning essay will be published in the PHR and the author will receive a $750 cash award and plaque. Applicants should submit their essays at any time during the year to David Johnson or Carl Abbott, Managing Editors, Pacific Historical Review.
- W. Turrentine Jackson Prize Committee
Carl AbbottPacific Historical ReviewPortland State UniversityPO Box 751Portland, OR 97207–0751
David JohnsonPacific Historical ReviewPortland State UniversityPO Box 751Portland, OR 97207–0751
PCB–AHA Presidents’ Graduate Student Travel Award
The PCB–AHA Presidents’ Graduate Student Travel Award of up to $200 is given to selected graduate students confirmed by the PCB–AHA Conference Program Committee as participants on a session, panel, or roundtable as a presenter (chairing of sessions or panels does not qualify students for travel grants). Priority is given to dissertation–stage doctoral candidates with decreasing priority given to students based on the year of matriculation in their respective Ph.D. programs. Once notified of their acceptance as a presenter in the PCB–AHA Conference, participating graduate students are invited to submit travel fund proposals to the award selection committee.
By April 30, 2015, a travel fund proposal must be sent directly by email to each member of the selection committee, listed below. Proposals must include: an email requesting consideration for the award, including the student’s name, university, the year of matriculation in a Ph.D. program, the candidate’s current status in her or his program and anticipated date of completion. A copy of the PCB–AHA Conference acceptance letter and a CV must also be included.
- PCB–AHA Presidents’ Graduate Student Travel Award Committee
Janet Fireman Chair (2014)PCB President 2010–2011California History
Kyle Longley (2015)PCB President 2011–2013School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies & School of Politics and Global StudiesArizona State University
Carl Abbott (2016)Pacific Historical ReviewPortland State UniversityPO Box 751Portland, OR 97207–0751
Pacific Coast Branch Award
The Pacific Coast Branch Award of $750 is given annually for the best book that is submitted by a scholar who resides within the states and provinces from which the Branch draws it membership. All submissions for the 2015 award should be made for a book published in 2014. The PCB Award is offered only for first books, and it is usually given to younger scholars. Authors are not eligible for both the PCB Award and the PCB’s Hundley Award. The deadline for submission is April 01, 2015. Copies of the book should be sent directly to members of the selection committee listed below. All other questions or correspondence regarding the award should be sent to: Kevin A. Leonard, Executive Director, PCB–AHA , Department of History, MS9061, Western Washington University, 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225–9061, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Pacific Coast Branch Award Committee
Andrew Johns Chair (2014)Department of HistoryBrigham Young University2161 JFSBProvo, UT 84602
Kathleen Brosnan (2015)Department of HistoryUniversity of Oklahoma455 West Lindsey StreetNorman, OK 73019–2004
Steven Hackel (2016)University of California, Riversidec/o Reader Services DepartmentHuntington Library1151 Oxford RoadSan Marino, CA 91108
Norris and Carol Hundley Award
Norris and Carol Hundley Award of $750 is given annually for the most distinguished book on any historical subject submitted by a scholar who resides within the twenty-two Western states or four Canadian provinces from which the Branch draws its membership. All submissions for the 2015 award should be made for a book published in 2014. It is offered for both first and subsequent books and to young as well as mature scholars. Historians, however, cannot compete simultaneously for the Hundley and PCB Book Awards. Presses should submit nominations for books published in 2014 to each member of the award committee listed below. The deadline for submission is April 01, 2015.
- Norris and Carol Hundley Award Committee
Calvin Schemerhorn, Chair (2013–2014)Arizona State University975 S. Myrtle AvenueSHPRSPO Box 874302Tempe, AZ 85287–4302
Jennifer Thigpen (2015)Washington State UniversityDepartment of HistoryPO Box 644030Pullman, WA 99164-4030
Eileen V. Wallis (2016)California State Polytechnic University, Pomona1063 Grover AvenueGlendale, CA 91201
Louis Knott Koontz Memorial Award
The Louis Knott Koontz Memorial Award of $750 is given annually for the most deserving contribution to the Pacific Historical Review—a journal of American and Pacific History and the official journal of the Pacific Coast Branch.
The Board of Editors of the Review makes the selection. For further information about the Louis Knot Koontz Memorial Award and submission guidelines, please contact The Board of Editors of the Pacific Historical Review.