The CCWH has established a new prize to be awarded from 2016. The Carol Gold Best Article Award is named for longtime member, activist and scholar, Carol Gold whose life and work exemplify the dual mission of the CCWH—to promote women’s history and to support women in the historical profession. Gold has written extensively on early modern European women’s history and has mentored and supported students and peers during her long career.
The Carol Gold Best Article Award is a $500 prize given to the best article published in a peer-reviewed journal in the year prior to the award year (so in 2018 for the 2019 award). Applicants must have achieved the rank of Associate Professor at the time of publication and applicants must be current members of the CCWH at the time of application.
The annual deadline for the Carol Gold award is 2 April.
Carol Gold Best Article Award 2019 Application (MS Word download)
Committee email – GoldAward@theccwh.org
To make a one-time or recurring monthly donation to the Carol Gold Best Article Award by credit or debit card, please fill out our secure online Donation Form.
(1) Submit the online Donation Form for our records.
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Pamela Stewart, PhD
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The Coordinating Council on Women in History is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The Coordinating Council on Women in History is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations to the Carol Gold Best Article Prize are tax-deductible.
Past Carol Gold Best Article Award Recipients
2018 – Frances M. Clarke, The University of Sidney and Rebecca Jo Plant, University of California, San Diego
“No Minor Matter: Underage Soldiers, Parents, and the Nationalization of Habeas Corpus in Civil War America,” Law and History Review 35:4 (November 2017), page 1 -47.
2018 Honorable Mention: Alejandra Dubcovsky, University of California, Riverside
“Defying Indian Slavery: Apalachee Voices and Spanish Sources in the Eighteenth-Century Southeast,” William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 75, No. 2 (April 2018), pp. 295-322.
2017 – Marjoleine Kars, “Dodging Rebellion: Politics and Gender in the Berbice Slave Uprising of 1763,” The American Historical Review, Volume 121, Issue 1, 1 February 2016: pp. 39–69.
2016 – Cara Delay, “Women, childbirth customs, and authority in Ireland, 1850-1930,” Lilith: A Feminist History Journal, No. 21, Aug 2015: pp. 6-18.