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. The instructions for submitting your work for consideration for each prize are listed below.
George Perkins Marsh Prize for best book in environmental history
The prize committee will evaluate published books that appear between November 1, 2019 and October 31, 2020. Deadline for submission: November 20, 2020. 3 hard copies are required - and anyone can submit a book (authors and publishers).Leopold-Hidy Prize 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, 2019 and October 31, 2020.Rachel Carson Prize for best dissertation in environmental history
Eligibility: Dissertations approved between Nov. 1, 2019 and Oct. 31, 2020.
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.
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.
Each of these awards will be presented every other year, beginning with the Project Award in 2014. This year, we are accepting nominations for both the Public Outreach Project Award and the Distinguished Career in Public Environmental History (2020 for presenting in 2021).
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.