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The Jack Temple Kirby Award

The Jack Temple Kirby Award was established in 2010 to commemorate the scholarship and SHA service of Jack Kirby, who was the current SHA President when he died in August 2009. In keeping with Professor Kirby's scholarly contributions to southern history, the Kirby Prize will be awarded to authors of journal articles in either southern agricultural or environmental history over a two-year period. The award will be made in odd-numbered years for an article published during the previous two years. Submissions can be made by either the article authors or journal editors. The third award will be presented at the annual meeting in Dallas in 2017 for an article published in 2015 or 2016. Off-prints or articles should be submitted via e-mail by June 1, 2017 to the SHA office at:

Southern Historical Association
Department of History
111 LeConte Hall
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-1602

2017 Committee

Adrienne Petty, Chair
City College of New York, CUNY

Evan Bennett
Florida Atlantic University

Andrew Frank
Florida State University


2015 Jack Temple Kirby Award Winner

T. Robert Hart's "The Lowcountry Landscape:  Politics, Preservation, and the Santee-Cooper Project," Environmental History 18 (January 2013).


Past Winners

2011 - James Giesen, "'The Truth about the Boll Weevil': The Nature of Planter Power in the Mississippi Delta," Environmental History 14 (October 2009).

2013 - Chris Evans, "The Plantation Hoe: The Rise and Fall of an Atlantic Commodity, 1650-1850," William & Mary Quarterly (January 2012).


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