J. Franklin Jameson Award

Next Award Year: 2015
J. Franklin Jameson

The Jameson Award was established by Council in 1974 to be awarded every five years for outstanding achievement in the editing of historical sources. The prize, which was first offered in 1980, honors J. Franklin Jameson, a founding member of the Association, its president in 1907, longtime managing editor of the American Historical Review, and an influential proponent of historical study. In 2007 the AHA Council made the decision to change the frequency of the award from every five years to biennially.

There is no monetary prize, but the winner receives a certificate in recognition of the award. The general rules for submission are:

  1. To be eligible for consideration, works must be of a scholarly, historical nature; review/journal editing is ineligible. Books with an imprint of 2013 or 2014 are eligible for the 2015 award.
  2. Nominators must complete the online Data Collection Form for each book submitted.
  3. One copy of each entry must be received by each of the following committee members and clearly labeled “Jameson Award Entry.” Electronic copies may be sent to committee members who have indicated they will accept them.

Contact information for judges will be posted by March 31, 2015.

Please Note: Entries must be postmarked or transmitted by May 15, 2015, to be eligible for the 2015 competition. Entries will not be returned. Recipients will be announced at the January 7–10, 2016, AHA annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.

Important! Each entry must be clearly labeled “Jameson Award Entry.”

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