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Student and Scheuerle-Zatlin International Travel Grants Minimize

Student Travel Grant Cover Sheet can be accessed: Documents/NCSA travel grant form.docx

The Nineteenth Century Studies Association announces the establishment of a Student Travel Grant of $500 to support the presentation of a paper [sole-] authored by a student and accepted for a session at the 2015 annual meeting of the society. The following eligibility criteria apply:

1) the paper proposal has been accepted, and the paper will be presented by the author at the conference
2) the paper is authored by the student presenting and is not co-authored
3) the paper is unpublished and has not been presented at another conference
4) the student is enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university
5) the student is traveling more than 250 miles in order to attend the conference
6) the student registers for the conference and participates fully in its activities
7) the travel grant decision is based on review of the completed paper, not an abstract

Students agree that they will not submit a proposal to participate in the conference pending receipt of a grant. There may be several student presenters competing for limited travel support [one grant per year is anticipated]. Authors of all proposals, at the time the proposal is submitted, agree to attend and present the paper if the proposal is accepted, regardless of whether or not a travel grant is later awarded. Students with accepted proposals who are interested in applying for a travel grant should immediately make known to the conference program chair their intention to apply and submit the completed paper to the conference program chair by January 15th (ncsa2014@gmail.com). Final decision regarding the travel grant will be made by the conference committee and announced February 15th. The award check will be presented at the conference, and the travel grant recipient will be recognized at the Business meeting and in conference literature.

The Nineteenth Century Studies Association Scheuerle-Zatlin International Travel Award was created in 2011 in order to increase the participation of international scholars who are often hampered from attending conferences in North America because of the cost of travel. This prize represents NCSA's commitment to an international scholarly exchange of ideas and the benefits to research that come from an international perspective. The first two awards were funded by generous personal gifts from founding members, William Scheuerle (2012) and Linda Zatlin (2013). Subsequent awards will be funded by the Association's endowment. The Scheuerle-Zatlin International Travel Award of $500 is offered to support the presentation of a paper [sole-] authored by an international scholar and accepted for a session at the 2014 annual meeting of the society. The following eligibility criteria apply:

1) the paper proposal has been accepted, and the paper will be presented by the author at the conference
2) the paper is authored by the international scholar presenting and is not co-authored
3) the paper is unpublished and has not been presented at another conference
4) the international scholar is traveling from outside North America in order to attend the conference
5) the international scholar registers for the conference and participates fully in its activities
6) the travel award decision is based on review of the completed paper, not an abstract

International Scholars agree that they will not submit a proposal to participate in the conference pending receipt of a grant. There may be several international scholars competing for limited travel support [one grant per year is anticipated]. Authors of all proposals, at the time the proposal is submitted, agree to attend and present the paper if the proposal is accepted, regardless of whether or not a travel award is later made. International scholars with accepted proposals who are interested in applying for a travel award should immediately make known to the conference program chair their intention to apply and submit the completed paper to the conference program chair (ncsa2014@gmail.com) by January 15th. Final decision regarding the travel award will be made by the conference committee and announced February 15th. The award check will be presented at the conference, and the travel award recipient will be recognized at the Business Meeting and in conference literature.

NCSA Article Prize Minimize

The Nineteenth Century Studies Association (NCSA) is pleased to announce the 2015 Article Prize, which recognizes excellence in scholarly studies from any discipline focusing on any aspect of the long 19th century (French Revolution to World War I). The winner will receive a cash award of $500 to be presented at the Thirty-sixth Annual NCSA Conference, “Material Cultures/Material Worlds” in Boston, MA (March 26-28, 2015).

Articles published between September 1, 2013 and August 31, 2014 are eligible for consideration for the 2015 prize and may be submitted by the author or the publisher of a journal, anthology, or volume containing independent essays. The submission of essays that take an interdisciplinary approach is especially encouraged. The winning article will be selected by a committee of nineteenth-century scholars representing diverse disciplines. Applicants are encouraged to attend the conference at which the prize will be awarded.

Send one 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: jmhill@unr.edu. All submissions via email will be acknowledged; queries should be addresses to Professor Jen Hill at the same email address. Applicants must verify date of actual publication for eligibility, and one entry per scholar or publisher is allowed annually. Essays written in part or entirely in a language other than English must be accompanied by English translations. Deadline for submission is September 30, 2014.

Previous recipients of the Article Prize:

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.

NCSA Emerging Scholars Award Minimize

The Nineteenth Century Studies Association (NCSA) is pleased to announce the 2014 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 September 1, 2013 and August 31, 2014 (even if the citation date of the journal is different) are eligible for the 2014 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 Boston, MA, March 26-28, 2015. Prize recipients need not be members of the NCSA but are encouraged to attend the conference to receive the award.

Deadline for submission is September 30, 2014.

Send a PDF of published articles/essays to the committee chair, Professor Paul Croce, at pcroce@stetson.edu. Address all questions to Dr. Croce 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 2013--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 2012--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 2011--Ross Barrett, "Rioting Refigured: George Henry Hall and the Picturing of American Political Violence," The Art Bulletin, September 2010.

Awarded in 2010--Ezra Shales, “Toying With Design Reform: Henry Cole and Instructive Play for Children,” Journal of Design History, 2009.

Awarded in 2009--Marnin Young, "Heroic Indolence Realism and the Politics of Time in Raffaëlli's Absinthe Drinkers," The Art Bulletin, June 2009.

Awarded in 2008--Hsuan L. Hsu, "Literature and Regional Production." American Literary History, 17.1 (2005): 36-69.

Awarded in 2007--Cynthia Imogen Hammond, "Reforming Architecture, Defending Empire: Florence Nightingale and the Pavilion Hosptial," Studies in the Social Sciences. 38 (2005): 1-24.

NCSA President's Award Minimize

The NCSA President's Award is a way to honor members who have contributed in extraordinary ways both to the Nineteenth Century Studies Association and to scholarship in interdisciplinary nineteenth-century studies. Each year the President selects the recipient of this award, whose name is revealed to the awardee and to the assembled membership at the annual business meeting during the conference. There is no competition involved for this honor.

Previous Recipients of the NCSA President's Award:

2014 President's Award Recipient: David Kushner
2013 President's Award Recipients: Drew Hubbell and Meri-Jane Rochelson
2012 President's Award Recipients: Phylis Floyd and Lucy Morrison
2011 President's Award Recipient: Marlene Tromp
2010 President's Award Recipients: Elizabeth Winston and Dennis Denisoff
2009 President's Award Recipient: David Hanson
2008 President's Award Recipient: Robert M. Craig
2007 President's Award Recipient: William H. Scheuerle
2006 President's Award Recipient: Suzanne Ozment
2005 President's Award  Recipient: Regina Hewitt
2004 President's Award Recipient: Linda Gertner Zatlin