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Louis Gottschalk Prize - Deadline - 15 November 2022

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 2021 and 31 October 2022.

  • 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. Completing the submission form by the deadline will be considered an on-time submission if the book arrives within a week of the deadline: Louis Gottschalk submission form


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. 


  • ASECS Business Office / 2397 NW Kings Blvd. PMB 114 / Corvallis, OR 97330

  • Prof. Manuschag Powell, Chair / 650 Carrolton Blvd. / West Lafayette, IN 47906

  • Prof. Drew Armstrong / 5210 Harriet Street / Pittsburgh, PA 15224

  • Prof. Sarah Benharrech / University of Maryland / School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures / 3125 Jimenez Hall, College Park MD 20742

  • Prof. Brooke Newman / 3001 Waterford Way E. / Henrico, VA 23233

  • Prof. Dustin Stewart / Dept of English and Comp Lit / Columbia U / 1150 Amsterdam Ave / 602 Philosophy Hall, MC 4927 / New York, NY 10027

For questions, please contact the committee chair or ASECS Executive Director Benita Blessing (

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