Each year, the ASEH awards the following prizes for outstanding work in the field of environmental history:
- George Perkins Marsh Prize for best book in environmental history
- Leopold-Hidy Prize for best article in Environmental History (with Forest History Society)
- Alice Hamilton Prize for best article outside Environmental History
- Rachel Carson Prize for best dissertation in environmental history
Please note that the 2012 deadline has passed. The next year's prize committees will evaluate submissions (published books and articles and completed dissertations) that appear between November 1, 2012 and October 31, 2013.
Please send three copies of each submission for books and articles (these must be hard copies, or paper copies) for receipt by November 15, 2013 to:
Lisa Mighetto, ASEH, UW Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Program, University of Washington, 1900 Commerce Street, Tacoma, WA 98402
Articles that appeared in our journal, Environmental History, are automatically considered by our journal's editorial board, and there is no need to submit copies for the Leopold-Hidy Prize.
Electronic submission of dissertations:
We encourage electronic submissions of your dissertation, if your dissertation was approved between Nov. 1, 2012 and Oct. 31, 2013. Submit in pdf format as a single file less than 5 megabytes in size to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 15, 2013.
The ASEH also presents Distinguished Scholar and Distinguished Service awards. The Distinguished Scholar Award is given every two years to an individual who has contributed significantly to environmental history scholarship; membership in ASEH is not required. The Distinguished Service Award is given every year to an individual who has contributed significantly to the development of ASEH as an organization; membership in ASEH is required. Anyone can nominate candidates for these awards, and ASEH's executive committee selects the recipients. Current members of ASEH's executive committee are not eligible while they are serving. Please send suggestions, along with a brief explanation, to email@example.com
Pictured above: Susan Flader, recipient of ASEH's Distinguished Service award, and Donald Worster, ASEH's Distinguished Scholar awardee, celebrate with ASEH President Doug Weiner in 2004.