James Henry Breasted Prize

James Henry BreastedEstablished in 1985 and named in honor of James Henry Breasted, a pioneer in ancient Egyptian and Near Eastern history and president of the Association in 1928, this prize is offered for the best book in English in any field of history prior to CE 1000. The prize was endowed by Joseph O. Losos, a longtime member of the Association. The general rules for submission are:

  1. Only books of a high scholarly nature should be submitted. Research accuracy, originality, and literary merit are important factors.
  2. Only books bearing a copyright of 2014 will be eligible for the 2015 award.
  3. Nominators must complete an online prize submission form for each book submitted.
  4. One copy of each entry must be sent to each committee member and clearly labeled “Breasted Prize Entry.” 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, 2015, to be eligible for the 2015 competition. Entries will not be returned. Recipients will be announced at the January 2016 AHA annual meeting in Atlanta.

For questions, please contact the Prize Administrator.

Contact Information for Committee Members

Send one copy to each committee member and complete the prize submission form (above).

Christine Caldwell Ames Susanna Elm Ian Morris
Univ. of South Carolina Univ. of California, Berkeley Stanford Univ.
Dept. of History Dept. of History Dept. of Classics
Gambrell Hall, Rm. 245 3229 Dwinelle Hall 450 Serra Mall, Bldg. 110
817 Henderson St. MC#2550 Rm. 115
Columbia, SC 29208-0001 Berkeley, CA 94720-2550 Stanford, CA 94305