12 March 2011

2012 Lorde and Sprague Prizes for LGBT Articles/ Papers

Post date: 12 March 2011
Deadline: 31 December 2011

The Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History, an affiliate society of the American Historical Association, will award the Audre Lorde and Gregory Sprague Prizes in 2012:

* The Gregory Sprague Prize recognizes an outstanding published or unpublished paper, article, book chapter, or dissertation chapter on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, transsexual, and/or queer history completed in English by a graduate student. It is awarded in even-numbered years, covering work completed during the previous two years. The Sprague Prize is funded by the Gerber/Hart Library in Chicago.

* The Audre Lorde Prize recognizes an outstanding article on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, transsexual, and/or queer history published in English. It is awarded in even-numbered years, for articles published during the previous two years.

Papers and chapters written and articles published in 2010 or 2011 are eligible. Materials may be submitted by students, faculty, authors, readers, or publishers. Self-nominations are encouraged. Published articles by graduate students may be submitted for both the Lorde and Sprague Prizes. Please label whether the submission is for the Sprague Prize, the Lorde Prize, or both.

The 2012 Lorde/Sprague Prize Committee is chaired by Thomas A. Foster (DePaul University). Claire Potter (Wesleyan University) and Julio CapĆ³, Jr. (Florida International University) comprise the remaining members of the committee.

Please send both one electronic copy and one print copy of your submission to:

Thomas A. Foster
Department of History, SAC 420
2320 North Kenmore Ave.
DePaul University
Chicago, IL 60614

Mailed submissions must be postmarked by 31 December 2011; Electronic submissions must include be sent by 11:59pm, Central U.S. Standard Time.

If you have questions about the prizes, please contact the Committee on LGBT History Chair, Ian Lekus, at lekus@fas.harvard.edu.

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