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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.

SUSANNAH URAL

University of Southern Mississippi

 

BOOK AWARDS

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/MemoirMichael 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.

 

MONCADO AWARDS

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

Dissertation Title: 

“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.

Nathan Packard

 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”

 

Honorable Mention

Jonathan Abel

 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, rhberlin24@gmail.com         

February 2015



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