Adam Matthew Digital Prize

SASA is pleased to announce a new essay/paper prize sponsored by Adam Matthew Digital, the publisher of unique and award-winning primary source collections from archives around the world, including North America, since 1990. The prize consists of £500 and one year’s access to one Adam Matthew Digital archival collection chosen by the essay’s author. It will be awarded to the best essay on any subject that relates to the topics covered by the Adam Matthew North American collections. The essay should also be a fully referenced version of a paper delivered at SASA’s annual conference in March. The competition is open to postgraduates, early career researchers within three years of the Ph.D., and independent researchers.

Candidates should submit their essays by e-mail by the deadline of 22 February 2016 to:

The essay should be between 3,000 and 5,000 words in length. Care should be taken to ensure that the name of the author does not appear on the essay itself, but only in the cover letter which should be submitted by e-mail along with the essay. All essays will be assessed anonymously by a panel drawn from the SASA Executive Committee. The essay should be a piece of academic writing, based on a paper presentation at SASA’s annual conference, but properly presented, referenced and annotated. It should be suitable for publication as an article in a scholarly journal. The successful candidate will also be asked to submit a further academic essay for use within the Adam Matthew Digital collection chosen as part of the award.

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