Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS) invites nominations and submissions for its annual essay prize. The $500 award recognizes excellence in interdisciplinary scholarship on any nineteenth-century topic.
Articles that appeared in print in a journal or an edited collection in 2015 are eligible; if the date of publication is not 2015, but the essay appeared in 2015, it is eligible. Essays published in online, peer-reviewed journals are considered to be “in print” and are thus eligible.
INCS members are encouraged to nominate essays written by other INCS members or to submit their own work. To be eligible for the prize, authors must be current members of INCS. Potential contestants may join INCS for the purpose of competing. Current and recent INCS board members are not eligible for this contest.
The winning essay will be announced at the 2016 INCS conference, hosted by Appalachian State University in Asheville, North Carolina, from March 10-13, 2016. The winner will be invited to assemble a panel for the 2017 INCS conference.
Please send an electronic copy of the nominated essay (PDF preferred) to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than January 22, 2016; in the case of an essay that appeared only online, a durable link is acceptable in lieu of a PDF. For more details about the essay competition, the conference, or the organization, visit the INCS website: http://www3.nd.edu/~incshp/. Specific questions about the 2015 essay contest may be directed to email@example.com.