Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies invites nominations and submissions for its annual essay prize. The $500 prize recognizes excellence in interdisciplinary scholarship on any nineteenth-century topic or world region. We encourage members of INCS to nominate an essay written by a current (2011) member of INCS or to submit their own work. Articles published in a book or journal dated 2011 are eligible. The winner will be announced at the 2012 conference (to be held at the University of Kentucky, March 22-25) and invited to put together a panel for the 2013 INCS Conference. Please send three paper copies of the nominated essay to Professor Sharon Aronofsky Weltman, Department of English, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803 no later than January 15, 2012. For more details about the essay competition, the conference, or the organization, we invite you to visit the INCS website at http://www.nd.edu/~incshp/ .