Leo Gershoy Award

In 1975 Mrs. Ida Gershoy made a gift to the Association in order to establish a prize in memory of her husband, Leo Gershoy. Professor Gershoy was a specialist in European history associated with the faculty of New York University for more than 35 years. The prize named in his honor is awarded to the author of the most outstanding work published in English on any aspect of 17th- and 18th-century European history. The general rules for submission are:

  1. The prize is awarded annually to the author of the most outstanding work published in English on any aspect of the fields of 17th- and 18th-century western European history. Only books of high scholarly and literary merit will be considered.
  2. Books with 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 marked “Gershoy Award 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).

James Melton Richard L. Kagan Robert C. Ritchie
Emory Univ. 130 S. 18th St. Huntington Library
Dept. of History Unit 2003 1151 Oxford Rd.
561 S. Kilgo Cir. NE Philadelphia, PA 19103 San Marino, CA 91108-1218
Bowden Hall, Suite 221
Atlanta, GA 30322-1120
Will accept Nook submissions    
at jmelt01@emory.edu  
Kathryn Norberg Magda Teter  
2165 E. Orange Grove Wesleyan Univ.  
Pasadena, CA 91104 Dept. of History  
Strongly prefers electronic submissions Public Affairs Center 113  
at knorberg@ucla.edu 238 Church St.  
Middletown, CT 06459