Guittard Book Award for Historical Scholarship

Extended deadline for submissions: May 1, 2020

The Department of History at Baylor University is pleased to announce the annual Guittard Book Award for a distinguished work of original scholarship in any area of history, written by a current or emeritus member of the faculty of the Baylor Department of History or by any graduate holding a degree in history from Baylor University.

The award was established in 2013 to accomplish a three-fold purpose. First, it recognizes the legacy of Dr. Francis Gevrier Guittard, who taught at Baylor University from 1902 until his death in 1950, serving as department chair from 1910 until 1948. Second, it seeks to recognize and celebrate the high quality of published scholarship in the field of history produced by Baylor faculty and graduates of the Department of History. Third, it acknowledges the ongoing support of the Guittard family to the Guittard History Fellowship Fund and to the Department of History at Baylor.

To be considered for the Guittard Book Award for Historical Scholarship:

  • Books must be by written by a graduate holding a degree in history from Baylor University or by a current or emeritus faculty member of the Department of History at Baylor.
  • Books published between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019 are eligible for the 2019 award.
  • Three complimentary copies of the book must be submitted to the Department of History to be distributed to each of the award committee members. Please send the book copies to: Baylor University Department of History, One Bear Place #97306, Waco, TX, 76798. Submissions must be postmarked before or on May 1, 2020. Nominations for the award may be made by the author, publisher, or a third party.

A special committee of three credentialed historians will select the award recipient. No members of Baylor’s History faculty shall serve as voting members on the committee, the intent being to ensure the impartiality of the committee and the integrity of the selection process. The Chair of History at Baylor University coordinates the special committee and serves as an ex officio, non-voting member. One person will be recognized each year as the recipient of the Guittard Book Award. In a rare situation, two historians may receive the award. If no entry is deemed worthy in a given year, the award will not be made.

The Guittard Book Award will be presented annually at a time determined by the Chair of History at Baylor. It will be accompanied by an award certificate and a prize of $1,000. Award winners shall be honored by a plaque displayed in the office of the Department of History or other location as determined by the Chair of History.

For further details, contact:
Barry Hankins, Ph.D., Professor and Chair
Department of History
Baylor University
One Bear Place 97306, Waco, TX 76798-7306
Barry_Hankins@Baylor.edu
254-710-2667