Du Bois-Wells Graduate Student Paper Prize

The 2018 AAIHS Conference Planning Committee invites submissions for the 2018 Graduate Student Conference Paper Prize named after W.E.B Du Bois and Ida B. Wells. This is the third annual prize that recognizes the most outstanding paper presented by a graduate student at the annual AAIHS conference. The committee will judge the written paper on which the presentation is based (normally 10-12 pages in length; size 12 font; one inch margins). Graduate students must first be accepted to present at the conference in order to be eligible for this award. In addition to a monetary prize of $150, the winner will receive a plaque, a one-year complimentary membership in AAIHS, and a featured spot on Black Perspectives. The honorable mention will receive $50. All academic fields of history will be considered, and essays must be submitted with full citations (Chicago style footnotes preferred).

The deadline for the 2018 Graduate Student Conference Paper Prize is January 15, 2018.

To apply for the prize, submit a cover letter listing your name, email, institutional affiliation, and phone number along with the name of your graduate adviser. Please also indicate your graduate student year and verify that your paper was accepted by the conference planning committee. In addition to the cover letter, send a copy of the paper to aaihs10@gmail.com as an email attachment in Microsoft Word.

For questions about the 2018 Graduate Student Conference Paper Prize, please contact Dr. Ashley Farmer at aaihs10@gmail.com.

Previous Recipients

2017–Andrew Pope, Harvard University

  • “Less Spelling, More Mathematics: Model Neighborhood, Inc. and the Remaking of Black Power in Atlanta, 1966-1974”

Honorable Mention: Natalie Shibley, University of Pennsylvania

2016Jonathan Lande, Brown University

  • “The Black Badge of Courage: The Politics of Freedom and the Memory of Black Soldiers in the Civil War”

Honorable Mention: Annalisa Mogorovich, University of Trieste (Italy)