The Folklore and History Section of the American Folklore Society, publisher of the journal Folklore Historian invites submissions for its biennial Wayland D. Hand Prize for an outstanding book that combines historical and folkloristic perspectives. A work offered for consideration can be an authored book, edited volume or reference work, or exhibition catalog published between June 1, 2015, and June 1, 2016.
The prize honors Wayland D. Hand (1907-1986) who as president of the American Folklore Society and in his teaching and scholarship encouraged historical methodology in folklore research. The winner of the Wayland D. Hand Prize will receive 200 dollars and an accolade from the American Folklore Society. The prize-winning book will be publicized at the annual meeting of the American Folklore Society and receive notice in the pages of the Folklore Historian. For a list of previous winners, see http://www.afsnet.org/default.asp?page=HistoryFolklore.
Submissions can be from authors or publishers. Submit three copies of the submission for judges BEFORE June 15, 2016 to Professor Simon J. Bronner, American Studies Program, Penn State Harrisburg, 777 West Harrisburg Pike, Middletown, PA 17057 USA.