Louis Gottschalk Prize - Deadline - 15 November 2021

The Louis Gottschalk Prize recognizes an outstanding historical or
critical study on the eighteenth century and carries an award of
$1,000. Louis Gottschalk (1899-1975) was the second President of
ASECS, a President of the American Historical Association, and for
many years Distinguished Service Professor at the University of
Chicago; his scholarship exemplified the humanistic ideals that this
award is meant to encourage.


  • Scholarly books—including commentaries, critical studies,

biographies, collections of essays by a single author, and critical
editions—written in any modern language are eligible. Books that are
primarily translations or multi-authored collections of essays are not

  • To be eligible for this year's competition, a book must have a copyright date between 1 November 2020 and 31 October 2021.

  • The author must be a member of the Society at the time of submission. 

  • Normally, submissions for the Gottschalk prize are in English. Works written in languages other than English are permitted, but it may not be possible for the prize committee to assess these works. Please contact the Business Office for further information.

* In order to make a submission, publishers must follow this process for each volume they intend to submit:

1) Complete a copy of the online submission form, SUBMISSION FORM WILL BE PUBLISHED IN THE FALL

2) Send a copy of each book for consideration to each committee member, as well as one to the ASECS business office, at the addresses listed below before November 15, 2022. ADDRESSES will be posted in the Fall. 

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