2017 Morris D. Forkosch Prize

The Journal of the History of Ideas is currently accepting submissions for the Morris D. Forkosch Prize ($2,000), awarded to the best first book in intellectual history each year.

Eligible submissions are limited to the first book published by a single author, and to books published in English. The subject matter of submissions must pertain to one or more of the disciplines associated with intellectual history and the history of ideas broadly conceived: viz., history (including the histories of the various arts and sciences); philosophy (including the philosophy of science, aesthetics, and other fields); political thought; the social sciences (including anthropology, economics, political science, and sociology); and literature (including literary criticism, history and theory).

No translations or collections of essays will be considered. The judges will favor publications displaying sound scholarship, original conceptualization, and significant chronological and interdisciplinary scope.

Publishers: The deadline to submit books published in 2016 is March 1, 2017. Please send three copies of each book you wish to submit for consideration to the JHI office at the address below:

Journal of the History of Ideas
3624 Market Street Ste. 1SB
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2615

For further information, please contact Hilary Plum, managing editor, at plumh  (at) upenn.edu.

Submissions are also accepted directly from authors: please send three copies of your book to the address above.

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The winner of the 2015 Morris D. Forkosch Prize for the best first book in intellectual history was Mark Greif, for his The Age of the Crisis of Man: Thought and Fiction in America, 1933–1973 (Princeton University Press).

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