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SOCIETY FOR MILITARY HISTORY 2015 AWARDS
SAMUEL ELIOT MORISON PRIZE
The Samuel Eliot Morison Prize recognizes not any one specific achievement, but a body of contributions in the field of military history, extending over time and reflecting a spectrum of scholarly activity contributing significantly to the field.
JOSEPH T. GLATTHAAR
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
EDWIN H. SIMMONS MEMORIAL SERVICE AWARD
The Edwin H. Simmons Award is presented for long, distinguished or particularly outstanding service to the Society for Military History.
University of Southern Mississippi
The Distinguished Book Awards recognize the best book-length publications in English on military history, whether monograph, bibliography, guide, or other project copyrighted in the previous three calendar years. Awards (an engraved plaque and $1,000) will be presented at the Society's annual meeting awards luncheon April 10, 2015 at the Renaissance Hotel, Montgomery, Alabama.
United States: Andrew Jackson O’Shaughnessy, The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the American Revolution, and the Fate of the Empire (Yale University Press, The Lewis Walpole Series in Eighteenth-Century Culture and History, 2013). The author is the Saunders Director of the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello, and Professor of History at the University of Virginia.
Non-US: Alexander Watson, Ring of Steel: Germany and Austria-Hungary in World War I (Basic Books, 2014). The author is Lecturer in History, Goldsmiths, The University of London.
Biography/Memoir: Michael V. Leggiere, Blucher: Scourge of Napoleon (University of Oklahoma Press, Campaigns and Commanders, 2014). The author is Associate Professor of History at The University of North Texas.
Journal of Military History, Volume 78
The Moncado Prizes (an engraved plaque and $200) are awarded annually to the authors of the four best articles published in The Journal of Military History during the previous calendar year.
January: Brian N. Hall, “Technological Adaptation in a Global Conflict: The British Army and Communications beyond the Western Front, 1914-1918.” The author is Lecturer in Contemporary Military History, The University of Salford, United Kingdom.
April: J. C. A. Stagg, “Freedom and Subordination: Disciplinary Problems in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812.” The author is Professor of History and Editor-in-Chief of The Papers of James Madison at the University of Virginia.
July: Christina J. M. Goulter, “The Greek Civil War: A National Army’s Counter-insurgency Triumph.” The author is a Senior Lecturer at King’s College, London and teaches at the United Kingdom Defence Academy.
October: Kevin M. Boylan, “No ‘Technical Knockout’: Giap’s Artillery at Dien Bien Phu.” The author has taught history at Housatonic Community College in Connecticut.
ABC-CLIO RESEARCH GRANT AWARDS
These $500 awards funded by publisher ABC-CLIO support the work of advanced graduate students and those scholars who do not hold a doctoral degree but are employed full-time as historians. These funds may be used for travel, for research materials, photocopying, and similar expenses.
Jean-Pierre Beugoms, Temple University
CPT Nathaniel L. Moir, USAR, State University of New York at Albany
RUSSELL F. WEIGLEY GRADUATE STUDENT TRAVEL GRANT AWARDS
The Russell F. Weigley Graduate Student Travel Grant Awards honor one of the great American military historians of the 20th century and support participation by promising graduate students in the Society's annual meeting.
Olivier Burtin, Princeton University
Daniel Fitzgerald Giblin, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
David A. Harrisville, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Alexander Nordlund, University of Georgia, Athens
Lindsey R. Peterson, University of South Dakota
Tyler D. Sperrazza, Pennsylvania State University
ALLAN R. MILLETT DISSERTATION RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP
The Award honors Professor Allan R. Millett, a former President of the Society and an eminent, prolific scholar who directed over fifty dissertations in his long career. The winner receives an award of $750.00 for doctoral dissertation research on a topic in any field of military history.
Sofia Zepeda, University of Arizona
“Fighting Men, Enduring Women:
Sailors and their Families in the United Kingdom, 1770-1820”
EDWARD M. COFFMAN FIRST MANUSCRIPT AWARD
This award is named in honor of the distinguished military historian,
Edward M. Coffman, Professor of History Emeritus
The University of Wisconsin
This prize is awarded annually to an author who has not previously published a scholarly book-length manuscript. The competition is open to scholars whose work blends military history with social, political, economic, and diplomatic history and to authors of studies centering on campaigns, leaders, technology, and doctrine. The winning author receives a $1,000 cash award, a plaque, and, after successful editorial review, a publication contract with the University of North Carolina Press.
Fleet Seminar Professor, Naval War College, Washington Naval Yard
Ph.D. from Georgetown University
“The Marine Corps’ Long March: Modernizing The Nation’s Expeditionary Forces in the Aftermath of Vietnam, 1970-1991”
Ph.D. from and Teaching Fellow at University of North Texas,
“Guibert: Father of the Grande Armee”
SOCIETY FOR MILITARY HISTORY AWARD COMMITTEES 2015
Book Awards Committee
Steve Waddell, Chair, U.S. Military Academy
David S. Bachrach, University of New Hampshire
Kevin Holzimmer, U.S. Air Command & Staff College
Douglas Peifer, U.S. Air War College
Patrick Speelman, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
Moncado Prizes Committee
Debra J. Sheffer, Chair, Park University
Robert Foley, King’s College, London
Irving Levinson, University of Texas—Pan American
Stephen Morillo, Wabash College
Robert P. Wettemann, Jr., U.S. Air Force Academy
Edward M. Coffman First Manuscript Awards Committee
Samuel J. Watson IV, Chair, U.S. Military Academy
Lisa Brady, Boise State University
Lien-Hang T. Nguyen, University of Kentucky
Russell F. Weigley Graduate Student Travel Grants and ABC-Clio Research Grants Award Committee
George C. Rable, Chair, University of Alabama
Huw Davies, Joint Services Command and Staff College
Derek W. Frisby, Middle Tennessee State University
Michael Weaver, USAF, Air Command & Staff College
Society for Military History-George C. Marshall Foundation Prize for the Use of Technology in Teaching Military History
William Sanders Marble, Chair, Senior Historian, Office of Medical History, U.S. Army
Charles Ford Brower IV, Henry King Burgwyn Chair in Military History, Virginia Military Institute
Michael Doidge, Historian, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Combat Studies Institute, Fort Leavenworth
Allan R. Millett Dissertation Fellowship Committee
Joan E. Cashin, Chair, Ohio State University
Richard N. Grippaldi, Rutgers, Newark
Kenneth G. Johnson, USAF Air Command & Staff College
Paul D. Lockhart, Wright State University
Ellen D. Tillman, Texas State University
For information: The Society website http://www.smh-hq.org
Robert H. Berlin, Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
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