SHA Awards and Prizes
The Southern Historical Association is proud to recognize the best work being done in the history of the South. The Association makes the following awards at its annual meeting in November:
- Charles S. Sydnor Award for the best book in southern history published in an odd-numbered year.
- Frank L. and Harriet C. Owsley Award for the best book in southern history published in an even-numbered year.
- Francis B. Simkins Award for the best first book in southern history published over the preceding two years.
- H. L. Mitchell Award for the best book published on the southern working class in the two preceding years.
- Bennett H. Wall Award for the best book on southern business or economic history published in the preceding two years.
- James A. Rawley Award for the best book on secession and/or the sectional crisis published over the preceding two years.
- Jack Temple Kirby Award for the best journal article in southern agricultural and environmental history published over a two-year period.
- Fletcher M. Green and Charles W. Ramsdell Award for the best article published in the Journal of Southern History over a two year period.
Other Awards & Prizes
- William F. Holmes Award for the best paper presented at the annual meeting by a graduate student or junior faculty member.
- C. Vann Woodward Award for the best dissertation written on southern history in the preceding year.
- John W. Blassingame Award to honor a distinguished researcher and mentor in African American history.
- John Hope Franklin Lifetime Achievement Award to recognize a distinguished career in southern history.