Announcing the Call for Submissions: 2022 ABWH Awards Season

We are excited to announce the start of the 2022 ABWH Awards Season!

2022 Letitia Woods Brown Book Prize for the best book or anthology in African American women’s history

The Letitia Woods Brown Prize is awarded annually by ABWH. The competition is open to all books and anthologies concerning African American women’s history published between June 1, 2021, and May 30, 2022, including those written by members and non-members of ABWH. Winners will be notified by October, and they will be honored in December at our ABWH symposium.

To nominate a book or anthology, please email the Book Prize Committee at letitiawoodsbrownbookprize@gmail.com (please write ABWH BOOK PRIZE COMMITTEE in the subject line) for addresses of the committee members to send copies of books or anthologies. To be considered for the award prize, each committee member must receive a copy of the nominated book postmarked by the June 30, 2022, deadline (no exceptions).

 2022 Letitia Woods Brown Article Prize for the best article in African American women’s history

The Letitia Woods Brown Article Prize is awarded annually by ABWH. The competition is open to all articles concerning African American women’s history published between June 1, 2021, and May 30, 2022, including those written by members and non-members of ABWH. Winners will be notified by October, and they will be honored in December at our ABWH symposium.

To nominate an article, please email a PDF copy of the complete article along with a letter of nomination to the Article Prize Committee at letititawoodsbrownarticleprize@gmail.com (please write ABWH ARTICLE PRIZE COMMITTEE in the subject line). You may self-nominate an article. Articles and letters must be submitted by June 30, 2022, 11:59 p.m. EST (no exceptions). 

                  2022 Rosalyn Terborg-Penn Junior Faculty Award

The Association of Black Women Historians (ABWH) is pleased to announce the 2022 Rosalyn Terborg Penn Junior Faculty Award.  The award is open to Africana women scholars who are members in good standing of the ABWH and who have five to ten years teaching experience at the collegiate level. This is a professional merit-based recognition by peers in the field of history. Nominations/applications must be received no later than JUNE 30, 2022. Winners will be notified by October 15, and will be honored at the ABWH symposium in December. Nomination Requirements

  • A scholar is nominated by one of the following: current or former undergraduate/graduate students, recognized student organizations, current or former departmental chair, current or former college dean, current or former university administrator or current ABWH member. 
  • The nomination must be accompanied by two letters of support. One letter must come from a former or current student and the other can come from an individual who can attest to the scholars’ encouragement of student research. 
  • The nominated scholar must be an ABWH member in good financial standing and should have an identifiable history of promoting student research, and published a minimum of three works that can be any combination of monographs, journal articles, websites, book reviews and/or academic reports.
  •  Candidates with a minimum of two years of ASALH session panels where students presented their research or research they have worked on with the scholar are preferred.

Application Materials

  •  Two letters of support
    •  One from a student or student organization
    •  One from a colleague
  •  Maximum two-page Curriculum Vitae
  •  A one-page narrative from nominee discussing student-centered and -directed research projects
  •  Description of student panel presentations or student/faculty panel presentations at ASALH 

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