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
The deadline for submissions for best book, dissertation, and article has passed. The awards for 2013 will be presented in March 2014 at our conference in San Francisco. Info. on how to submit in 2014 will be available on this website in April, after our annual conference.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.