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, 2020. Questions about the submission process should be addressed to Dr. harles Keith, Chair of the FCHS Book Prize Committee, at ckeith@msu.edu

Applicants or their publishers should submit four copies of books published in 2019 (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. Charles Keith

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

Dr. Ellen Amster

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

 

Dr. Robert Michael Morrissey

Department of History
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
309 Gregory Hall
810 Wright Street
Urbana, IL 61801
USA                                                           

TBA

 

This year's awards will be announced at the annual conference of the French Colonial Historical Society in Buffalo. 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.