May 1, 2018 – “Willi Paul Adams” Award: best book on american history in a foreign language

american history book prize

What: Willi Paul Adams Award, given biennially by the Organization of American Historians to the author of the best book on American history published in a foreign language. The award (formerly the Foreign Language Book Prize) is named for Willi Paul Adams, who was an active member of OAH in Germany and a tireless advocate of the internationalization of American history.

The OAH defines both “history” and “American” broadly. To be eligible, a book should be concerned with the past (recent or distant) or with issues of continuity and change.

Deadline: may 1, 2018

How to apply: follow the “submission procedures” on the call page: write a one-to two-page essay (in English, along with the title in English) explaining why the book is a significant and original contribution to our understanding of American history, and include a summary of the book’s main argument. The application should also include the following information:

  • name
  • mailing address
  • institutional affiliation
  • fax number
  • e-mail address
  • language of submitted book
  • table of contents in English


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