The Nineteenth Century Studies Association is pleased to announce the 2020 Emerging Scholars Award. The work of emerging scholars represents the promise and long-term future of interdisciplinary scholarship in nineteenth century studies. In recognition of the excellent publications of this constituency of emerging scholars, this award recognizes an outstanding article or essay published within six years of the author’s doctorate or other terminal professional degree. Entrants must have less than seven years of experience either in an academic career, or as a post-terminal-degree independent scholar or practicing professional. The winning article will be selected by a committee of nineteenth-century scholars representing diverse disciplines. The winner will receive $500 to be presented at the annual NCSA Conference in 2019. Applicants are encouraged to attend the conference at which the prize will be awarded. 

Eligibility
Entries can be from any discipline and may focus on any aspect of the long nineteenth century (the French Revolution to World War I), must be published in English or be accompanied by an English translation, and must be by a single author. Submission of essays that are interdisciplinary is especially encouraged. 

Articles that appeared in print in a journal or edited collection in 2018 or between January 1, 2019 and June 30, 2019 are eligible for the 2020 Article Prize/Emerging Scholar Prize; if the date of publication does not fall within that span but the work appeared between those dates, then it is eligible.  An essay can only be submitted one time for each prize. Essays published in online, peer-reviewed journals are considered to be “in print” and are thus eligible.

Articles submitted to the NCSA Article Prize competition are ineligible for the Emerging Scholars Award; one entry per scholar is allowed annually. 

Deadline
July 1, 2019  

To Apply
Send a PDF of electronically published articles/essays to EmergingScholarsNCSA@gmail.com. Please note that applicants must verify date of actual publication for eligibility. All submissions via email will be acknowledged.

Inquiries
Dr. Diana Polley, Chair of the Emerging Scholars Award Committee
d.polley@snhu.edu.

Previous Recipients

2019
Carla Manfredi, “Island Encounters in Focus: Photography and the R. L. Stevenson Family.”  Victorian Review 43, (2017) 67-86.

2018
Ashley Reed, “‘I Have No Disbelief’: Spiritualism and Secular Agency in Elizabeth Stoddard’s The Morgesons.” J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists (2017): 151-177.

2017
Mira Rai Waits “The Indexical Trace: A Visual Interpretation of the History of Fingerprinting in Colonia India” Visual Culture in Britain 17 (2016): 18-46.

2016
Lacey Baradel, “Geographic Mobility and Domesticity in Eastman Johnson’s ‘The Tramp.'” American Art 28 (Summer 2014): 27-49.

2015
Henry Cowles, “A Victorian Extinction: Alfred Newton and the Evolution of Animal Protection.” The British Journal for the History of Science 46.4 (2013): 695-714.

2014
Sarah Cornell, “Citizens of Nowhere: Fugitive Slaves and Free African Americans in Mexico, 1833-1857.” The Journal of American History (September 2013): 351-374.

2013
Kimberly Hamlin, “‘The Case of a Bearded Woman’: Hypertrichosis and the Construction of Gender in the Age of Darwin,” American Quarterly, 2011: 955-81.

2012
Ross Barrett, “Rioting Refigured: George Henry Hall and the Picturing of American Political Violence,” The Art Bulletin, September 2010.

2011
Ezra Shales, “Toying With Design Reform: Henry Cole and Instructive Play for Children,” Journal of Design History, 2009.

2010
Marnin Young, “Heroic Indolence Realism and the Politics of Time in Raffaëlli’s Absinthe Drinkers,” The Art Bulletin, June 2009.

2009
Hsuan L. Hsu, “Literature and Regional Production.” American Literary History, 17.1 (2005): 36-69.

2008
Cynthia Imogen Hammond, “Reforming Architecture, Defending Empire: Florence Nightingale and the Pavilion Hospital,” Studies in the Social Sciences. 38 (2005): 1-24.