The Nineteenth Century Studies Association (NCSA) is pleased to announce the 2018 Article Prize, which recognizes excellence in scholarly studies from any discipline focusing on any aspect of the long nineteenth century (French Revolution to World War I). The winning article will be selected by a committee of nineteenth-century scholars representing diverse disciplines. The winner will receive a cash award of $500 to be presented at the Annual NCSA Conference in 2018. Applicants are encouraged to attend the conference at which the prize will be awarded.
Entries can be from any discipline, must be published in English or be accompanied by an English translation, and submission of essays that are interdisciplinary is especially encouraged. Articles that appeared in print in a journal or edited collection between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017 are eligible for the 2018 Article Prize; if the date of publication does not fall within that span but the work appeared between those dates, then it is eligible. Essays published in online, peer-reviewed journals are considered to be "in print" and are thus eligible. Articles may be submitted by the author or the publisher of a journal, anthology, or volume containing independent essays.
Deadline for submission is July 1, 2017.
Send a PDF file electronically of published articles/essays, including the publication’s name/volume/date etc., to the chair of the committee at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. All submissions via email will be acknowledged; queries should be addresses to Professor Laura White at the same email address. Articles submitted to the NCSA Emerging Scholars Award competition are ineligible for the Article Prize; one entry per scholar or publisher is allowed annually.
Previous recipients of the Article Prize:
Awarded in 2016--James W. Cook. "Finding Otira: On the Geopolitics of Black Celebrity." Raritan 34.2 (Fall 2014).
Awarded in 2015--Elizabeth Buhe. "Sculpted Glyphs: Egypt and the Musée Charles X." Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide 13.1 (Spring 2014).
Awarded in 2014--Edward Melillo. "The First Green Revolution: Debt Peonage and the Making of the Nitrogen Fertilizer Trade, 1840-1930." The American Historical Review 117.4 (October 2012): 1028-60.
Awarded in 2013--Dehn Gilmore. "The Difficulty of Historical Work in the Nineteenth-Century Museum and the Thackeray Novel." Nineteenth-Century Literature 67.1 (June 2012): 29-57.
Awarded in 2012--Deborah Lutz. "The Dead Still Among Us: Victorian Secular Relics, Hair Jewelry and Death Culture," Victorian Literature and Culture 39.1 (2011): 127-142.
Awarded in 2011--Adriana Craciun. "The Frozen Ocean." PMLA 125.3 (2010): 693-702.
Awarded in 2010--Michael Gamer and Terry F. Robinson. "Mary Robinson and the Dramatic Art of the Comeback." Studies in Romanticism 48.2 (Summer 2009): 219-256.
Awarded in 2009--Marilyn R. Brown. "'Miss La La's 'Teeth": Reflections on Degas and 'Race,'" The Art Bulletin, Vol. 89. 4 (December 2007): 738-65.
Awarded in 2008--Holly Jackson. "Identifying Emma Dunham Kelley: Rethinking Race and Authorship," PMLA 12.3 (2007): 728-41.
Awarded in 2007--Stefan Bargheer. "Fools of the Leisure Class: Honor, Ridicule and the Emergence of Animal Protection Legislation in England, 1740-1840," European Journal of Sociology. 47.1 (2006): 3-35.
Awarded in 2006--Alan C. Braddock. "'Jeff College Boys': Thomas Eakins, Dr. Forbes, and "Anatomical Fraternity in Postbellum Philadelphia," American Quarterly, 57.2 (2005): 355-83.
Awarded in 2005--April F. Masten. "Shake Hands? Lily Martin Spencer and the Politics of Art," American Quarterly, 56.2 (2004): 348-94.
Awarded in 2004--H. Glenn Penny. "The Politics of Anthropology in the Age of Empire: German Colonists, Brazilian Indians, and the Case of Alberto Vojtech Fric," Comparative Studies in Society and History, 45.2 (2003): 240-80.