Friday, April 3, 2020

Society for the History of Discoveries Student Essay Prize
by Lydia Towns

*SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  15 May of each year*

Areas of eligible research include:  voyages of exploration, travel
narratives, biography relevant to the history of discoveries and exploration,
history, cartography, the technologies of travel, impact of travel and
cultural exchange, and other aspects of geographic discovery and exploration.

*Who is Eligible:*  Students from any part of the globe currently enrolled
in a college or university degree program and who will not have received a
doctoral degree prior to *15 May *of the submission year. *Note:  Graduating
high school or college students accepted into a program but who do not begin
classes until fall  of the submission year are NOT eligible. *
*The Research Paper:*  An eligible research paper shall be original and
unpublished, written in English, between 3,000 and 8,000 words, plus
footnotes or endnotes.  Papers written for college or university class
assignments are encouraged, but students may write specifically for this
prize.  A reasonable amount of illustrative and tabular material will be
welcome, but is not required.

The awardee will receive a prize of $500.00 (US) and will be invited to
present a version of the paper at the annual meeting of the Society for the
History of Discoveries.  Information about participation in the conference
will be provided to the awardee upon notification of the award, including
details concerning costs and travel funding.  Acceptance of the prize is not
contingent upon your ability to attend the conference.  Additionally, the
awardee will be invited to submit the winning paper to the society’s peer
reviewed journal, Terrae Incognitae, for which it will undergo the usual
review process prior to formal acceptance for publication, of which there is
no guarantee.

 For more information and formatting instructions visit [1]


*Submission Deadline:*  *15 May*
Electronic submissions only to:
Dr. Anne Good, committee chair [2]
Subject line:  SHD Student Prize
*Questions?*  Contact Dr. Good, committee chair [3]



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