The Mary Alice and Philip Boucher Book Prize

and the

Alf Andrew Heggoy Book Prize

 

The French Colonial Historical Society awards two book prizes annually for the best volumes published in the preceding year.

  • The Boucher prize is awarded in honor of long time members and active supporters Mary Alice and Philip Boucher, and recognizes the best book dealing with the French colonial experience from the 16th century to 1815.
  • The Heggoy prize is awarded in honor of one of the Society’s founding members, Alf Andrew Heggoy, and recognizes the best book dealing with the French colonial experience from 1815 to the present.

For both prizes, books from any academic discipline will be considered, providing that they approach the French colonial experience from an historical perspective.

The deadline for this year’s submissions is March 1, 2019. Questions about the submission process should be addressed to Dr. Brett Rushforth, Chair of the FCHS Book Prize Committee, at bhrush@uoregon.edu

Applicants or their publishers should submit four copies of books published in 2018 (date of publication is determined by the copyright page of the book), one to each of the book prize committee members (addresses listed below. Please make sure to indicate clearly that the submission is for the Boucher or the Heggoy. 

 

Dr. Brett Rushforth

History Department
275 McKenzie Hall
1288 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1288 
USA

 Dr. Julia Gaffield

Department of History
Georgia State University
25 Park Place, Suite 2139
Atlanta, GA 30303
USA


Dr. Ellen Amster

Department of History
McMaster University
Chester New Hall Room 616
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, ON L8S 4L9
Canada


Dr.
Charles Keith

Department of History
Michigan State University
211 Old Horticulture Hall
506 E. Circle Drive
East Lansing, MI 48824
USA

 

This year's awards will be announced at the annual conference of the French Colonial Historical Society in Seattle. For last year's Boucher Prize winner please click here. For last year’s Heggoy Prize winner please click here. Past prize recipients can be viewed here.