James Harvey Robinson Prize

The James Harvey Robinson Prize is awarded biennially for the teaching aid which has made the most outstanding contribution to the teaching and learning of history in any field for public or educational purposes. The Robinson Prize was established in 1974 by Council and first offered in 1978. It is named in honor of James Harvey Robinson (1863–1936), president of the Association in 1929 and a pioneer in new methods and content of history teaching. The winner will receive a one-year membership in the Association. See the list of past recipients.

General guidelines for submission are:

  1. The work should be a "teaching aid," which encompasses textbooks, source and reference materials, audiovisuals, computer-assisted instruction, and public history or museum materials. Monographs and revisions will not be considered.
  2. The work should have the potential to influence history education. This influence could be in the form of a model that would have wide adaptability, and/or the influence could affect teachers and students through widely taught courses.
  3. The work must demonstrate recent and good historical scholarship and must be well written and attractively presented.
  4. Only items with an imprint of 2012 or 2013 will be eligible for the 2014 award.
  5. Nominators must complete the online Data Collection Form for each entry submitted.
  6. One copy of each entry must be sent to each of the following committee members and clearly labeled “Robinson 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 considered 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.

Robert B. Bain Rudolph M. Bell James Harris
Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor Rutgers Univ. Saint Margaret's Episcopal Sch.
Dept. of Educational Studies Dept. of History 31641 La Novia
610 E. University Ave. 16 Seminary Pl. San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
4118 SEB New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1108
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Will accept Kindle submissions  
at bbain@umich.edu  
Kelly Schrum Sarah Elizabeth Shurts
Roy Rosenzweig Center 108 Kiel Ave.
for History and New Media Butler, NJ 07405
George Mason Univ.
4400 University Dr., MS 1E7
Fairfax, VA 22030
Will accept iBook or PDF
submissions at kschrum@gmu.edu