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Latin American Studies Association (LASA)

International Congress


Deadline: September 21, 2017

The Howard F. Cline Book Prize in Mexican History is presented at each LASA International Congress to the author of an outstanding book of major importance to the development of the field of Mexican history, published in English or Spanish. The name of the prize shall be exclusively and always the Howard F. Cline Book Prize in Mexican History to honor Howard F. Cline (1915-1971), Director of the Hispanic Foundation at the Library of Congress (1952-1971), who was a historian of Mexico and a founder of the Latin American Studies Association.

Books eligible for the 2018 award must have been published between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017. Books will be judged on the quality of the research, analysis and writing and the significance of their contribution to the history of Mexico. Books may be nominated by authors, LASA members, or publishers.

Persons who nominate books are responsible for confirming the publication date and for forwarding one copy directly to each member of the Award Committee, at the expense of the authors or publishers.

A nomination packet should include a statement justifying the nomination; a copy of the nominated book; and the complete mailing address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address of the nominee. Packets should be sent directly to individual award committee members and to the LASA Secretariat by September 21, 2017. Applications for the Howard F. Cline Book Prize in Mexican History nominations can be submitted electronically. Please fill out the Award Submission Form and send it back to the LASA’s Secretariat at: by September 21st. For international shipping, please label all books as gifts and not as samples.

All books nominated must reach each member of the Award Committee and the LASA Secretariat by September 21, 2017. By January 20, 2018, the committee will select a winning book. The award will be announced at the LASA2018 Awards Ceremony, and the awardee will be publicly honored. LASA membership is not a requirement to receive the award.

Members of the 2018 committee:

Virginia Garcia Acosta (Chair)
Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social
Juárez 87, Centro de Tlalpan, CP 14000,
Ciudad de México, MÉXICO

Leticia Reina
Dirección de Estudios Históricos
Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia
Calle Allende 172 esq. Juárez
Col. Tlalpan
México, D. F. cp 14000

Jocelyn Olcott
Until the middle of September is:
c/o Dept of History, Duke University
Box 90719
Durham, NC 27708-0719

For FedEx, DHL, etc., is:
c/o Dept of History, Duke University
226 Carr Building
Durham, NC 27708

From the middle of September is:
c/o Institut d’Etudes Avancées de Nantes
5, Allée Jacques Berque - BP 12105
44021 Nantes Cedex 1

Latin American Studies Association
Attn: Howard F. Cline Award Nominations
University of Pittsburgh
315 South Bellefield Avenue
416 Bellefield Hall
Pittsburgh PA 15260

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