Announcement: 2011 Mormon History Association Awards

By January 11, 2011

The Mormon History Association is pleased to announce the following award competitions, including the new Silver Award for Mormon Women’s History. Submissions for each category must be received by February 15, 2011 at the respective email addresses indicated below.

MORMON HISTORY ASSOCIATION STUDENT AWARDS

The Mormon History Association (MHA) is pleased to announce two award competitions for exceptional student work exploring the history of those religious traditions originating with Joseph Smith, Jr. The Juanita Brooks Undergraduate and Graduate Paper Awards will be given to the best unpublished papers written in 2010 by an undergraduate and graduate student, respectively. Students are eligible to submit one paper for consideration. The winning graduate student essay will be published in the Journal of Mormon History, pending editorial review and appropriate revisions as determined by the Journal editor.  (Provided the winning entry has not been submitted elsewhere for publication.) All submissions must be sent electronically (as either a  “Word” or “PDF” document) to J. Spencer Fluhman at fluhman@byu.edu.  Submissions should include a cover sheet detailing the student?s biographical information: name, department, institution, and undergraduate or graduate major, etc. Submissions must be received by February 15, 2011, to be considered. Awards will be presented at the MHA annual meeting in St. George, Utah, in May 2011.

MORMON HISTORY ASSOCIATION ARTICLE AWARDS

The  Mormon History Association (MHA) is pleased to announce awards for  exceptional published scholarship exploring the history of those  religious traditions originating with Joseph Smith, Jr. The T. EDGAR  LYON BEST ARTICLE AWARD (Awarded for the best article on Mormon history  published in 2010) AND J. TALMAGE JONES AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE (Awarded  for two outstanding articles on Mormon history published in 2010).  Please note, the articles must have been published in 2010. Any member  of the Mormon History Association may submit an article for  consideration. Publishers/editors may submit one article as well. All  submissions must have been published in 2010 and be sent electronically  (as either a “WordPerfect,” “Word,” or “PDF” document) to Thomas G.  Alexander as e-mail attachments (thomas_alexander@byu.edu). Submissions  must be received by February 15, 2011, to be considered. Awards will be  presented at the MHA annual meeting in St. George in May 2011.

MORMON HISTORY ASSOCIATION THESES AND DISSERTATION AWARDS

The  Mormon History Association (MHA) is pleased to announce two award  competitions for exceptional graduate student work dealing with Mormon  history. The Lester E. Bush Best Theses Award will honor two master  theses completed and approved by committee in 2010. The Gerald E. Jones  Best Dissertation Award will honor a dissertation completed and  approved by committee in 2010. Graduate students and faculty advisors  are encouraged to send qualifying submissions electronically (as a  “Word” or “PDF” document) to Janet Ellingson at  janet.ellingson@utah.edu. Submissions must be received by February 15,  2011, to be considered. Awards will be presented at the MHA annual  meeting in St. George, Utah, in May 2011.

MORMON HISTORY ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONAL ARTICLE AWARD

The  Mormon History Association (MHA) is pleased to announce the  newly-funded Andrew Jenson Award, to be given to the best article  written about international Mormonism in 2010. (The Geraldine McBride  Woodward Award will now be reserved for books published about  international Mormonism). All submissions must be sent electronically  (as either a “Word” or “PDF” document) to Matthew K. Heiss, LDS Church History Department, at heissmk@ldschurch.org. Submissions should include a cover sheet detailing the author’s biographical information: name, department or institution, status or career (student, professor, historian, etc.). Submissions must be received by February 15, 2011, to be considered. Awards will be presented at the MHA annual meeting in St. George, Utah, in May 2011.

SILVER AWARD FOR MORMON WOMEN’S HISTORY

The  Mormon History Association (MHA) is pleased to announce a new award  for 2011. The Silver Award for Mormon Women?s History will be awarded  for an outstanding article published in 2010 on the history of Mormon  women in the 19th and 20th centuries. This award includes a prize of  $350. All submissions must be sent electronically (as either a Word or  PDF document) to subcommittee chair Sheree Bench at  shereebench@msn.com. Submissions should include a cover sheet detailing  the author?s name, contact information, affiliation, etc. Submissions  must be received by February 15, 2011, to be considered. Awards will be presented at the MHA annual meeting in St. George, Utah, in May 2011. The Silver Award is sponsored by the Mormon Women?s History Initiative Team (MWHIT) and funded by the Silver Foundation.

WINCHESTER FAMILY AND COMMUNITY HISTORY AWARD

The  Mormon History Association (MHA) is pleased to announce a newly  renamed award for 2011. The Winchester Family and Community History  Award (formerly the Thomas Rice King Family History Award) will be  awarded for the best Mormon family or community history. This award  includes a prize of $500. Two hardbound copies of each publication  should be submitted to Ardis Parshall, Chair AEParshall@aol.com.  Submissions must be received by February 15, 2011.

MHA BEST BOOK AWARDS

The  Mormon History Association (MHA) is pleased to announce submission  requirements for Best Book Award (i.e., Ella Larsen Turner/Ella Ruth  Turner Bergera Best Biography Award, MHA Best Book Award, Smith-Pettit  Best First Book Award, and the Steven F. Christensen Best Documentary  Book Award). Submit 5 hardbound copies of each publication by February 15, 2011 to: Linda Thatcher, Chair, MHA, 10 West 100 South, Suite 610, Salt Lake City, UT  84101, (801) 428-0471, thatcher0911@msn.com

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Comments

  1. Thanks for the rundown, Christopher.

    For those in the know, how does this line-up of awards compare to history associations of comparable size? This seems like a pretty strong program to me.

    Comment by J. Stapley — January 11, 2011 @ 5:00 pm

  2. I’m not sure, J, but my sense is the same as yours—this seems like a solid lineup of awards. I’m especially excited by the newest award and hope it will encourage more scholarship on the experience of Mormon women.

    Does anybody have any predictions on awards for this year? I’m hoping Taysom’s book takes either best book of best first book and David Howlett should take home the Dissertation award honors.

    Comment by Christopher — January 12, 2011 @ 10:19 am

  3. I love predictions. I’ll give it a try:

    Best Article: (Since the Lyon award honors 1, and the Jones award 2, I’ll list three articles) Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, ?An American Album, 1857,? The American Historical Review 115, no. 1 (2010): 1-25.

    Dave Hall, ?A Crossroads for Mormon Women: Amy Brown Lyman, J. Reuben Clark, and the Decline of Organized Women?s Activism in the Relief Society,? Journal of Mormon History 36, no. 2 (Spring 2010): 205-249.

    And one of the two legal-based articles in the Summer issue of JMH. Either Dinger’s piece on Habeus Corpus in Nauvoo or Gordon Madsen’s on the Lawrence estate.

    Best Dissertation: Howlett, no contest.

    Best International Article: Kim B. Östman, ?From Finland to Zion: Immigration to Utah in the Nineteenth Century,? Journal of Mormon History 36, no. 4 (Fall 2010): 166-207.

    Silver Award: If Dave’s Hall’s article mentioned above doesn’t win best article, I’d put it here. Otherwise, Susanna Morrill, ?Relief Society Birth and Death Rituals: Women at the Gates of Mortality,? Journal of Mormon History 36, no. 2 (Spring 2010): 128-159.

    Best Book: Either Taysom’s book or Staker’s book on Kirtland.

    Best First Book: Either Taysom or Staker, who ever didn’t get ‘best book.’

    And, of course, Matt will get the Matthew B. Bowman Annual Award, formerly known as the Juanita Brooks Graduate Paper Award.

    Comment by Ben — January 12, 2011 @ 10:50 am

  4. Ben, as I am on the awards committee for the Silver award, I don’t think I should comment on the article awards, but I agree that the women’s history offerings are very, very strong. And I pretty much agree with all of your other predictions…except that it looks like Matt is going to get a run for his money this year. Let’s try to keep it with the JI, though, shall we?

    Comment by J. Stapley — January 12, 2011 @ 11:12 am

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  6. “And, of course, Matt will get the Matthew B. Bowman Annual Award, formerly known as the Juanita Brooks Graduate Paper Award.”

    Yes, this is pretty accurate. Can’t they just give Matt Juanita Brooks Graduate Paper Award Emeritus status and give someone else–anyone else–a chance?

    Comment by Jacob B. — January 27, 2011 @ 3:56 pm

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