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At our conference in Seattle (April 2016) ASEH presented several awards, including best poster to Santiago Gorostiza (pictured above with Brett Walker). Additional recipients included Melissa Wiedenfeld for Distinguished Service; Martin Melosi for Distinguished Scholar; and the Schuylkill River Heritage Area for the project "Schuylkill River Sojourn" (all pictured above). See awards section of this website for a full list of award recipients, including the best book, articles, and dissertation awards.

 

 
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Samuel P. Hays research fellowship

ASEH created this fellowship to recognize the contributions of Samuel P. Hays, the inaugural recipient of the society's Distinguished Scholar Award, and to advance the field of environmental history, broadly conceived. The fellowship provides a single payment of $1,000 to help fund travel to and use of an archive or manuscript repository. It is open to practicing historians (either academic, public, or independent). Graduate students are ineligible. A Ph.D. is not required.

Submissions will be accepted between June 1 and November 17, 2017, and the recipient will be selected and notified in January 2018 for funding in 2018.

To apply, please submit the following items:

  • A two-page statement (500 words) explaining your project and how you intend to use the research funds.
  • A c.v. no more than two pages in length.


The application period begins June 1. All items for the Samuel P. Hays Research Fellowship must be submitted electronically by November 17, 2017 to director@aseh.net. Use the subject line "Samuel Hays Fellowship Submission."

The 2017 recipient of the Samuel Hays Fellowship is Monika Bilka, Chandler-Gilbert Community College, Arizona for her project “Remaking a People, Restoring a Watershed: Klamath Tribal Empowerment through Natural Resource Activism, 1960-2015.”

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