J. Franklin Jameson Award

Next Award Year: 2017

J. Franklin JamesonThe Jameson Award was established 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 a copyright of 2015 or 2016 are eligible for the 2017 award.
  2. Nominators must complete an online prize submission form for each book submitted.
  3. One copy of each entry must be sent to each committee member and clearly labeled “Jameson Award Entry.” Electronic copies may only be sent to committee members who have indicated they will accept them.

Please Note: Entries must be postmarked or transmitted by May 15, 2017, to be eligible for the 2017 competition. Entries will not be returned. Recipients will be announced at the January 2018 AHA annual meeting in Washington, DC.

For questions, please contact the Prize Administrator.

Review committee contact information and the prize submission form for the next prize year will be posted by March 31.