Tuesday, October 13, 2015

INCS 2015 Essay Prize

INCS 2015 Essay Prize

  • The $500 award recognizes excellence in interdisciplinary scholarship on any nineteenth-century topic.  See below for eligibility rules.
  • We encourage members of INCS to nominate an essay written by a current member of INCS or to submit their own work. 
  • The winner will be announced at the 2016 conference, sponsored by Appalachian State University in Asheville, NC, from March 10-13, 2016. The winner will be invited to put together a panel for the 2017 INCS conference.
Please send an electronic copy of the nominated essay (PDF preferred) to Professor George Robb (William Paterson University) at incsprize2015@gmail.com no later than January 22, 2016 in the case of an essay that appeared only online, a durable link is acceptable in lieu of a PDF. Specific questions about the 2015 essay contest may be directed to George Robb at  RobbG@wpunj.edu.

Eligibility Rules
  • Only current (2015) members of INCS are eligible (membership is for the calendar year).
  • Articles that appeared in print in a journal or an edited collection in 2015 are eligible; if the date of publication is not 2014, but the essay appeared in 2015, it is eligible. Essays published in online, peer-reviewed journals are considered to be “in print” and are thus eligible.
  • The essay must make a significant contribution to the field of nineteenth-century studies.
  • Current INCS Board Members’ essays are not eligible for consideration.
  • Former INCS Board Members’ essays are not eligible until five years have passed since their service.
  • Those not yet members who wish to have their essays considered are permitted to join INCS for the year of the essay’s nomination up until just before judging commences a week or so into the new year.

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