pms-2016-historical-commission-logoThe New Jersey Historical Commission (NJHC) is pleased to announce that it’s now accepting nominations for the Richard J. Hughes Award, Alfred E. Driscoll Dissertation Prize, and Award of Recognition.

Richard J. Hughes Award: Given every year, the Richard J. Hughes Award recognizes outstanding lifetime achievement in the field of New Jersey history. It is given to an individual in recognition of a series of contributions in the areas of scholarship, public history, conservation and preservation, and teaching. The deadline to submit a nomination for the Hughes Award is June 1, 2018.

Alfred E. Driscoll Dissertation Prize: The Alfred E. Driscoll Prize is an award of $1,500 to the author of an outstanding doctoral dissertation in New Jersey history. Nominations are being accepted for dissertations completed within the last two years (2015 or 2016). The award encourages and rewards outstanding scholarly research and publications in New Jersey history. Individuals may be nominated by others, or they may self-nominate. The deadline to submit a nomination for the Driscoll Prize is June 1, 2018.

Award of Recognition: Given every year, the New Jersey Historical Commission Awards of Recognition are given to individuals or organizations that have made significant contributions to New Jersey history in the following categories:

  • For multiple contributions made over time;
  • For those who have had a positive impact on the ways in which audiences and/or communities are engaged in history;
  • For scholarship, public service, conservation and preservation efforts, special events, and teaching; and
  • For helping to increase public awareness

The deadline to submit a nomination for the Award of Recognition is June 1, 2018.

All nominations must be submitted electronically by completing the form available on the New Jersey Historical Commission’s website.


About the New Jersey Historical Commission

The New Jersey Historical Commission (NJHC) is a state agency dedicated to the advancement of public knowledge and preservation of New Jersey history. Established by law in 1967, its work is founded on the fundamental belief that an understanding of our shared heritage is essential to sustaining a cohesive and robust democracy.