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 2020 for the 2021 award). Applicants must be current members of the CCWH at the time of application. All members are encouraged to apply.
The 2022 deadline for the Carol Gold award is June 15, 2022 (note extended deadline).
2022 Carol Gold Application (MS Word download)
Committee email – GoldAward@theccwh.org
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2021 Carol Gold Best Article Award Recipient
Kellie Carter Jackson (Wellesley), “Dare You Meet a Woman: Black Women, Abolitionism, and Protective Violence, 1850-1859,” Journal of Slavery and Abolition (2020).
2020 Carol Gold Best Article Award Recipient
Jill Kelly, “Gender, Shame, and the ‘Efficacy of Congress Methods of Struggle’ in 1959 Natal Women’s Revolts,” South African Historical Journal (2019).
2019 Carol Gold Best Article Award Recipient
Honorable Mention–Wendy Warren, “‘Thrown Upon the World:’ Devaluing Children in the Eighteenth-Century North American Slave Market,” Slavery & Abolition (December, 2018).
Previous Carol Gold Best Article Award Recipients
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, no. 4 (November 2017): 1 -47.
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 75, no. 2 (April 2018): 295-322.
Marjoleine Kars, “Dodging Rebellion: Politics and Gender in the Berbice Slave Uprising of 1763,” The American Historical Review 121, no. 1, (February 2016): 39–69.
Cara Delay, “Women, childbirth customs, and authority in Ireland, 1850-1930,” Lilith: A Feminist History Journal no. 21 (August 2015): 6-18.