The Anthony E. Kaye Memorial Essay Award honors Tony Kaye (1962-2017), a pioneering scholar of slavery at Penn State University and the National Humanities Center. Tony was an active member of the Society of Civil War Historians and one of the founding editors of the Journal of the Civil War Era. Tony’s contributions helped to make the journal an immediate success, engaging scholars across a wide variety of fields. The George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center, the Journal of the Civil War Era, and the Society of Civil War Historians created this award to honor Tony’s passion for putting scholars in disparate fields in conversation with each other to enrich our understanding of the past.
Call for Papers: Biennial Anthony E. Kaye Memorial Essay Award
The George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center, the Society of Civil War Historians, and the Journal of the Civil War Era invite submissions of unpublished essays from early career scholars (doctoral candidates at the writing stage and PhDs not more than two years removed from having earned their degree) for the Anthony E. Kaye Memorial Essay Award. Essays on any topic concerning the history of the Civil War era, broadly defined, will be considered. This is a biennial award. Submissions are accepted in odd-numbered years, and the award is presented in even-numbered years at the biennial conference of the Society of Civil War Historians (see submission information below).
The winning essay will earn the author a $1,000 prize and an additional $500 travel stipend to the Society of Civil War Historians conference. Authors must be willing to attend the conference in order to be eligible for the award. The winning essay will be eligible for publication in the December issue of the Journal of the Civil War Era in even-numbered years.
Submission information: The submission deadline is June 1 in odd-numbered years. Submissions should be sent to the George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center (RichardsCenter@psu.edu) with the subject line “Anthony Kaye Memorial Essay Award.” Submissions should be double-spaced and not exceed 11,000 words, including notes. Submissions must include a cv. The award committee prefers submissions written according to The Chicago Manual of Style. The winning essay will be selected by a three-person panel chosen by the JCWE editor.