Albert B. Corey Prize

Next Award Year: 2016

The Albert B. Corey Prize, awarded for the first time in 1967, is sponsored jointly by the American Historical Association and the Canadian Historical Association. This biennial prize is awarded in even numbered years for the best book on Canadian-American relations or on the history of both countries. The prize was approved in 1963 by the Councils of both Associations in honor of Albert B. Corey (1898–1963), one-time chair of the American section of the AHA-CHA Joint Committee, who first proposed such an award to encourage the study of Canadian-US relations. The awarding of the prize was formally ratified in 1966, after funding for the prize was secured. See the list of past recipients.

The prize will next be awarded in January 2017 at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association for the best book dealing with the history of Canadian-American relations or the history of both countries. The general rules for submission are:

  1. Books bearing an imprint of 2014 or 2015 are eligible for the 2016 prize.
  2. Nominators must complete the online Data Collection Form for each book submitted.
  3. One copy of each entry must be sent to each of the following committee members and clearly labeled “Corey Prize Entry.” Entries to Canadian postal addresses must be sent Delivery Duty Paid. Electronic copies may be sent only to committee members who have indicated they will accept them.

Please Note: Entries must be postmarked or transmitted by May 15, 2016, to be eligible for the 2016 competition. Entries will not be returned. Recipients will be announced at the January 2017 AHA annual meeting in Denver.

For questions, please contact the Prize Administrator.

The deadline for this year’s submissions has passed.

Contact information for the next prize year will be posted by March 31.