Prizes & Fellowships

Call for the Elsa Goveia Book Prize 

The ACH is pleased to invite nominations for the 2023 Elsa Goveia Book Prize. Previously awarded every three years, the ACH book prize has been awarded every two years since 1995, and recognizes excellence in the field of Caribbean history.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Any scholarly history or general work acceptable as an historical work published in 2021 or 2022 is eligible for this year’s competition.
  • Any press or place of publication will be considered.
  • Publication may be in English, Spanish, French or Dutch.
  • Work should be marked by felicity of prose style and clarity of expression.
  • Only first editions of original works will be considered.
  • Multi-authored collections, anthologies, and other such edited works are not eligible.

Call for Submissions:

Authors, publishers, managing or marketing editors, or others must submit nominations to the prize chair and adjudicating committee by December 31, 2022 (submissions received after the deadline will not be considered). The winner will be announced at the 54th ACH Annual Conference in 2023. It is important that one copy of the book nominated be sent directly to each member of the committee. Please ensure that all charges connected with mail or courier services are pre-paid.

Please contact the ACH Secretary-Treasurer with any questions at

Elsa Goveia Prize Committee:

Natalie Zacek (Chair)

Senior Lecturer in American Studies, University of Manchester

Please send electronic books to:

Linda Rupert

Associate Professor, Department of History, UNC Greensboro

Please send hard copies to:

Dr. Linda Rupert,

Department of History

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

2129 MHRA Building

PO Box 26170

Greensboro, NC 27402-6170

Vikram Tamboli

Visiting Scholar, Latin American Institute, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)

Please send electronic books to: