Society for History
in the Federal Government

James Madison Prize (Published Article or Essay)

This annual award is given for excellence in an article or essay that deals with any aspect of the federal government’s history. Entries are judged for value in furthering the understanding and history of the federal government; quality and thoroughness or research; style and appropriateness or presentation; suitability and rigor of methodology; and use of original and primary materials.

In addition to the General Requirements above, the work must have been published in the calendar year immediately preceding the Spring awards. The entry deadline is November 30.

Mail one copy of the publication, accompanied by a brief letter commenting on the merits of the work, to each of the following committee members:

  1. Committee Chair:  Nicholas Schlosser, U.S. Army Center of Military History, 102 4th Ave, Building 35, Fort McNair, Washington, DC 20319-5060
  2. Caryn E. Neumann, Lecturer, Department of Interdisciplinary and Communication Studies Affiliate, History, Miami University, 4200 North University Boulevard, Middletown, OH 45042-3497
  3. Roger Launius, 2149 Wedgewood Ct., Auburn, AL 36830. 
The Madison Prize commemorates the principal author of The Federalist, some of the most significant essays on the nature of the federal government.


Society for History in the Federal Government 
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