ASEH offers eight awards, which have different submission requirements - all are described below.
Each year, the ASEH awards the following four prizes for outstanding scholarship in the field of environmental history. Click on the award below to obtain the instructions for submitting your work for consideration.George Perkins Marsh Prize
for best book in environmental history
The prize committee will evaluate published books that appear between November 1, 2018 and October 31, 2019. Deadline for submission: November 15, 2019. 3 hard copies are required - and anyone can submit a book (authors and publishers).Leopold-Hidy Prize
Please send one copy of each book submission to each of the following committee members
(you will be sending three books in all to three separate addresses):
Professor Katherine Morrissey
Department of History
Cesar Chavez Bldg. #415
University of Arizona
1110 James E. Rogers Way
Tucson, AZ 85721
Professor Andrew NeedhamNYU History Department
53 Washington Square South — 4th Floor
New York, NY 10012
Professor James Rice
Department of History
6 The Green, East Hall 010
Medford, MA 02155
for best article in journal Environmental History
(with Forest History Society)
Articles that appear in our journal, Environmental History, are automatically considered by our journal's editorial board, and there is no need to submit entries for the Leopold-Hidy Prize.
Alice Hamilton Prize
for best article outside journal Environmental History
Eligibility: Articles published between November 1, 2018 and October 31, 2019.Rachel Carson Prize
Deadline: November 15, 2019.Instructions: Please submit a pdf file of the published article that clearly indicates the author's name, the article title, the name of the journal, the issue number, and the date of publication to firstname.lastname@example.org. Use the subject line "Alice Hamilton Prize Submission."
for best dissertation in environmental history
Eligibility: Dissertations approved between Nov. 1, 2018 and Oct. 31, 2019.
Deadline: November 15, 2019.
Instructions: Submit in pdf format as a file less than 5 megabytes in size to email@example.com. Use subject heading "Rachel Carson Prize Submission."
Service and Achievement Awards:
ASEH also recognizes service and achievement in environmental history through the four awards described below. Click on the award below to obtain the instructions for nominating a candidate or project.
- Distinguished Scholar Award given every year to an individual who has contributed significantly to environmental history scholarship; membership in ASEH is not required. Current members of ASEH's executive committee are not eligible while they are serving. Click here for brief form to submit for nomination. Deadline for submissions: November 15, 2019.
- Lisa Mighetto Distinguished Service Award given every year to an individual who has contributed significantly to the development of ASEH as an organization; membership in ASEH is required.Current members of the Executive Committee are not eligible while they are serving. Click here for brief form to submit for nomination. Deadline for submissions: November 15, 2019.
public outreach awards
ASEH’s Advisory Board on Professional Development and Public Engagement announces the introduction of two new awards recognizing excellence in public humanities and environmental history.
- Public Outreach Project Award presented every two years to an environmental history project that engages the public. Due to the cancelation of ASEH 2020, we will be accepting applications for this award in 2020. Deadline for submissions: September 15, 2020. Click here to nominate a project for the 2021 award.
- Distinguished Career in Public Environmental History presented every two years to an individual who has promoted environmental history to the public over time. We are now accepting applications for this award. Deadline for submissions: September 15, 2020. Click here to nominate a person for the 2021 Award.
Each of these awards will be presented every other year, beginning with the Project Award in 2014. This year, we are accepting nominations for the Public Outreach Project Award (2019 for presenting in 2020). Click here to nominate a project for the 2020 award.
General Guidelines for Submitting for four awards described above:
Anyone can nominate candidates for the above four service and achievement awards, and ASEH's executive committee appoints a committee to select the recipients. Current members of ASEH's executive committee are not eligible while they are serving.