A New Book Prize from UVA’s Civil War Center

Recently, the University of Virginia announced the creation a new center for the study of the Civil War. Officially named the John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History, the center will officially launch later this year. Follow this link to read UVA’s official announcement about this exciting new center.

Because the center’s website is still a work in progress, Drs. Gary Gallagher and Elizabeth Varon have asked me to help spread the word about a new $25,000 book prize that the center will award annually. The first prize will be awarded for books published in 2015. See the official announcement below for more details.

Announcement of The Bobbie and John Nau Book Prize in American Civil War Era History

The John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History at the University of Virginia invites nominations for the first Bobbie and John Nau Book Prize in American Civil War Era History. Titles published in 2015 will be eligible. The $25,000 prize focuses primarily on scholarship devoted to the war itself but is also open to works on the background and consequences of the conflict. Collections of essays or primary documents, works of fiction, and poetry should not be submitted.

Publishers should submit copies of nominated books directly to members of the judging committee by February 1, 2016. The winner will be announced by July 1, 2016, and the award presented at an event sponsored by the Center. Further questions may be directed to Dr. Gary W. Gallagher at [email protected].


Judging Committee

Gary W. Gallagher (ex-officio)

Elizabeth R. Varon (Chair)

Joseph T. Glatthaar

Jonathan W. White