George Louis Beer Prize

The American Historical Association offers the George Louis Beer Prize in recognition of outstanding historical writing in European international history since 1895. This prize was established in accordance with the terms of a bequest by George Louis Beer (1872–1920), historian of the British colonial system before 1765, to be awarded annually for the best work on any phase of European international history since the year 1895 that is submitted by a scholar who is a United States citizen or permanent resident. The phrase “European international history since the year 1895” may be understood to mean any study of international history since the year 1895 with a significant European dimension. The general rules for submission are:

  1. Only books of a high scholarly historical nature should be submitted. Research accuracy, originality, and literary merit are important factors.
  2. Only books bearing an imprint of 2013 are eligible for the 2014 prize.
  3. Nominators must complete the online Data Collection Form for each book submitted.
  4. One copy of each entry must be sent to each of the following committee members and clearly labeled “Beer Prize Entry.” Electronic copies may be sent to committee members who have indicated they will accept them.

Please Note: Entries must be postmarked or transmitted by May 15, 2014, to be eligible for the 2014 competition. Entries will not be returned. Recipients will be announced at the January 2–5, 2015, AHA annual meeting in New York City.

For questions, please contact the Prize Administrator, or call 202-544-2422.

Contact Information for Committee Members

Send one copy to each committee member and complete the Data Collection Form.

Ruth Ben-Ghiat Frank P. Biess J. P. Daughton
New York Univ. Univ. of California, San Diego Stanford Univ.
Dept. of History Dept. of History Dept. of History
53 Washington Sq. S. 9500 Gilman Dr. MC 0104 Bldg. 200, Rm. 102
New York, NY 10012 La Jolla, CA 92093-0104 450 Serra Mall
Will accept e-book submissions Will accept iBook submissions Stanford, CA 94305-2024
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Padraic Kenney Zachary Shore
Indiana Univ. Naval Postgraduate Sch.
Dept. of History Dept. of National Security Affairs
1020 E. Kirkwood Ave. Please contact
Ballantine Hall 742 for address instructions
Bloomington, IN 47405-7103