The Nineteenth Century Studies Association (NCSA) is pleased to announce the 2016 Emerging Scholars Award. The work of emerging scholars represents the promise and long-term future of interdisciplinary scholarship in 19th-century studies. In recognition of the excellent publications of this constituency of emerging scholars, this award recognizes an outstanding article or essay published within five years of the author's doctorate. Entries can be from any discipline focusing on any aspect of the long 19th century (the French Revolution to World War I), must be published in English or be accompanied by an English translation, and must be by a single author. Submission of essays that are interdisciplinary is especially encouraged.
Entrants must be within five years of having received a doctorate or other terminal professional degree, and must have less than seven years of experience either in an academic career, or as a post-terminal-degree independent scholar or practicing professional.
Only articles physically published between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014 (even if the citation date of the journal is different) are eligible for the 2016 Emerging Scholar Award. Articles published in any scholarly journal, including on-line journals, or in edited volumes of essays are eligible and may be submitted either by the author or the publisher of a journal, anthology, or volume containing independent essays. In any given year, an applicant may submit more than one article for this award.
The winning article will be selected by a committee of nineteenth-century scholars representing diverse disciplines. Articles submitted to the NCSA Article Prize competition are ineligible for the Emerging Scholars Award. The winner will receive $500 to be presented at the annual NCSA Conference in Lincoln, NE, April 13-16, 2016. Prize recipients need not be members of the NCSA but are encouraged to attend the conference to receive the award.
Deadline for submission is July 1, 2015.
Send a PDF of published articles/essays to the committee chair, Professor JillMarie Murphy, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Address all questions to Dr. Murphy at the same email address. Please note that applicants must verify date of actual publication for eligibility.
Previous recipients of the Emerging Scholars Award:
Awarded in 2015--Henry Cowles, "A Victorian Extinction: Alfred Newton and the Evolution of Animal Protection." The British Journal for the History of Science 46.4 (2013): 695-714.
Awarded in 2014--Sarah Cornell, "Citizens of Nowhere: Fugitive Slaves and Free African Americans in Mexico, 1833-1857." The Journal of American History (September 2013): 351-374.
Awarded in 2013--Kimberly Hamlin, "'The Case of a Bearded Woman': Hypertrichosis and the Construction of Gender in the Age of Darwin," American Quarterly, 2011: 955-81.
Awarded in 2012--Ross Barrett, "Rioting Refigured: George Henry Hall and the Picturing of American Political Violence," The Art Bulletin, September 2010.
Awarded in 2011--Ezra Shales, “Toying With Design Reform: Henry Cole and Instructive Play for Children,” Journal of Design History, 2009.
Awarded in 2010--Marnin Young, "Heroic Indolence Realism and the Politics of Time in Raffaëlli's Absinthe Drinkers," The Art Bulletin, June 2009.
Awarded in 2009--Hsuan L. Hsu, "Literature and Regional Production." American Literary History, 17.1 (2005): 36-69.
Awarded in 2008--Cynthia Imogen Hammond, "Reforming Architecture, Defending Empire: Florence Nightingale and the Pavilion Hospital," Studies in the Social Sciences. 38 (2005): 1-24.