The International Society for Landscape, Place, & Material Culture (ISLPMC — formerly Pioneer America Society: Association for the Preservation of Artifacts and Landscapes) is proud to issue a call for nominations for the 2017 Fred Kniffen Book Award and the 2017 Allen Noble Book Award.
The Fred Kniffen Book Award, established in 1989, is given in honor of the work that Prof. Kniffen completed as a long-time scholar at Louisiana State University. His work was influential especially in the fields of cultural geography and vernacular architecture and he is known as the founder of an entire approach to looking at and understanding the landscape. The award recognizes the best-authored book in the in the field of North American material culture.
The Allen Noble Book Award, established in 2001, is given in honor of the scholarship in cultural geography that Prof. Noble has completed. The award recognizes the best-edited book in the field of North American material culture. As a long time scholar and professor emeritus of geography and planning at the University of Akron, Professor Noble is recognized for his influential and seminal work.
The awards are intended to honor these two scholars by recognizing outstanding contemporary or recently published books. The nominated books may address several topics which could include some aspect of material culture, vernacular architecture, contemporary/pop culture, cultural and physical landscapes, cultural geography or extant artifacts. ISLPMC awards bestow an esteemed honor on recipients.
The ISLPMC encourages your press to submit books that have been published in the years 2015-2017, and solicits submissions that you believe deserve recognition. Many award-winning books have become classroom texts or significant references for other scholars. We encourage you to submit nominations for both awards.
Please send four copies of your submissions for the book award committee members by June 15, 2017 to:
Dr. Claire Jantz
Department of Geography & Earth Science
1871 Old Main Dr.
Shippensburg, PA 17257
(One copy will remain with the editor for review in the Society’s peer-reviewed journal, Material Culture.)
The awards will be announced at the ISLPMC annual Fall meeting in October, which occurs shortly after the authors, editors, and winning presses are notified, and a publicity statement will be mailed to the ISLPMC press list announcing the books which have been chosen for awards.