Announcement: 2011 Mormon History Association Awards



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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. Winners will be announced at the annual meeting of the Mormon History Association in St. George, Utah this May.

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 The Juanita Brooks Undergraduate and Graduate Paper Awards will be given to the best unpublished papers written in 2010 by an undergraduate and graduate student, respectively.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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