Deadline: 31 July 2012
For the eighth year, the John A. Adams ’71 Center for Military History and Strategic Analysis at the Virginia Military Institute is pleased to announce that it will award prizes for the best unpublished research papers dealing with the United States military in the Cold War era (1945-1991). Any aspect of the Cold War military is eligible, with papers on war planning, operations, intelligence, logistics, and mobilization especially welcome. Please note that essays which relate aspects of the Korean and Southeast Asian conflicts to the larger Cold War are also open for consideration.
They welcome submissions of previously unpublished pieces, and encourage you to pass along this notice to colleagues or promising graduate students who might be working in this area.
Prizes: First place will earn a plaque and a cash award of $2000; second place, $1000 and a plaque; and third place, $500 and a plaque.
Procedures: Entries should be tendered to the Adams Center at VMI by 31 July 2012. Please make your submission by Microsoft Word and limit your entry to a maximum of 7500 words (minimum 4,000 words), exclusive of preferred endnote documentation and bibliography. A panel of judges will, over the summer, examine all papers; the Adams Center will then announce its top three rankings early in the fall of 2012. The Journal of Military History will be happy to consider those award winners for publication. In addition, the Adams Center would like to post the better papers on its website–with the permission of the author, of course.
Submissions and questions:
James L. Adams, Ed.D.
Director, John A. Adams ’71 Center
for Military History and Strategic Analysis
Department of History
Virginia Military Institute; Lexington, VA 24450
For inquiries/ submissions: email@example.com