Call for Nominations: Lyman H. Butterfield Award

The Lyman H. Butterfield Award committee solicits nominations for a recipient of the award in 2018. This award is presented annually by the Association for Documentary Editing to an individual, editorial project, or institution for notable contributions in the areas of documentary publication, teaching, or service.
Nominations should be made by email. Supporting letters from members of the Association are encouraged. All materials should reach the committee chair by 20 April 2018, sent by e-mail to:
Charlene Bickford
Thank you,
Charlene Bickford, chair
Tim Connelly
Adrina Garbooshian-Huggins
Rachel Love Monroy
Barbara Oberg

Call for Nominations: Archival History Article Award

The Archival History Section is seeking nominations for the inaugural AHS Archival History Article Award.

AHS exists to stimulate interest among archivists in the profession’s own past and to suggest ways of studying its history. This prize encourages and rewards an article or other short piece of superior excellence in the field of archival history, regardless of subject, time period, or national boundaries. Stand-alone chapters in edited essay collections or anthologies will also be considered.

Nomination Deadline:  All nominations should be submitted by April 15, 2018.

Eligibility: The author(s) of an article published in English during the previous calendar year (between January 1 and December 31, 2017).

For complete details and nomination form please visit the AHS microsite: www2.archivists.org/groups/archival-history-section/…

Prize: Certificate and $50.00

All questions should be directed to the 2018 Archival History Award Committee Chair, Kelly A. Kolar, at kelly.kolar@mtsu.edu.

Thank you,
Kelly A. Kolar
Chair, Archival History Section

Call for Nominations: Mander Jones Awards

Publications Awards – Mander Jones Awards

The call for nominations for the 22nd annual Publication Awards Mander Jones Awards is now open.

These awards recognise excellence in publications relating to archives and recordkeeping. They are named in honour of Phyllis Mander Jones, a founding member of the Archives Section of the Library Association of Australia (later the ASA) and co-editor of the first issue of Archives & Manuscripts.

Works published in 2017 are eligible for nomination.

Nominations close on Monday 2 April 2018

Click here for category details and the nomination form.

For more information on the awards, contact the Mander Jones Awards Committee Secretary, Louise Trott.

Archivaria Awards

The Association of Canadian Archivists has established the following three
awards to recognize excellent writing in Archivaria: the W. Kaye Lamb Prize,
the Hugh A. Taylor Prize, and the Gordon Dodds Prize.
Winners receive a certificate, a cash prize, formal notification in Archivaria,
and ongoing listing on the ACA website (www.archivists.ca). A description of
the adjudication procedures for these awards may also be found there.

Read the full article.

W. Kaye Lamb Prize (established 1983)
J.J. Ghaddar for her article, “The Spectre in the Archive: Truth, Reconciliation, and Indigenous Archival Memory,” in Archivaria 82 (Fall 2016).

Hugh A. Taylor Prize (established 2006)
Naomi Norquay for her article, “An Accidental Archive of the Old Durham Road: Reclaiming a Black Pioneer Settlement,” which appeared in Archivaria 81 (Spring 2016).

Gordon Dodds Prize (established 2011)
Alyssa Hamer for her paper “Ethics of Archival Practice: New Considerations in the Digital Age.”

Call for Nominations: Boydston Essay Prize

The Association for Documentary Editing invites nominations for the 2018 Boydston Essay Prize. The prize will be awarded to the best essay or review published between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2017, the primary focus of which is the editing of a volume of works or documents. The award carries a cash honorarium of $300. Eligible essays may have been published in digital and print journals, monographs, and collections. Please submit nominations and citations in the body of an e-mail, and attach essays or reviews to be considered as Rich Text Format (RTF), MS Word, or PDF to the address below. Self-nominations are welcome. The prize will be awarded in June 2018 at the ADE annual meeting in Olympia, Washington.

Nominations are due by January 31, 2018.

Submit nominations to:
Tony Curtis
Assistant Editor
Civil War Governors of Kentucky Digital Documentary Edition
tony.curtis@ky.gov

American Historical Association Announces 2017 Prize Winners

The American Historical Association is pleased to announce the winners of its 2017 prizes. The AHA offers annual prizes honoring exceptional books, distinguished teaching and mentoring in the classroom, public history, and other historical projects. Since 1896, the Association has conferred over a thousand awards. This year’s finalists were selected from a field of over 1,300 entries by nearly 100 dedicated prize committee members. The names, publications, and projects of those who received these awards are a catalog of the best work produced in the historical discipline.

The William and Edwyna Gilbert Award for the best article in a journal, magazine, or other serial on teaching history

Laura K. Muñoz (Texas A&M Univ.-Corpus Christi) for “Civil Rights, Educational Inequality, and Transnational Takes on the US History Survey,” History of Education Quarterly 56, no. 1 (February 2016)

The J. Franklin Jameson Award for the editing of historical primary sources

The late Karsten Friis-Jensen, ed., and Peter Fisher, trans., for Saxo Grammaticus: Gesta Danorum: The History of the Danes, 2 vols. (Oxford Univ. Press, 2015)

See full list of awards.

2017 ARSC Awards for Excellence

The Outreach Committee of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) posts the following message.

— 2017 ARSC AWARDS —

The Association for Recorded Sound Collections is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 ARSC Awards for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research.

Begun in 1991, the awards are presented to authors and publishers of books, articles, liner notes, and monographs, to recognize outstanding published research in the field of recorded sound. In giving these awards, ARSC recognizes outstanding contributions, encourages high standards, and promotes awareness of superior works.

Two awards may be presented annually in each category — one for best history and one for best discography. Certificates of Merit are presented to runners-up of exceptionally high quality. The 2017 Awards for Excellence honor works published in 2016.

For the 2017 winners, go to:
http://www.arsc-audio.org/awards/awards2017.html

The Association for Recorded Sound Collections is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and study of sound recordings — in all genres of music and speech, in all formats, and from all periods. ARSC is unique in bringing together private individuals and institutional professionals — everyone with a serious interest in recorded sound.