The SECAC Award for Excellence in Scholarly Research and Publication

 Awarded for outstanding research shown in the recent publication (within the last two years) of a book, article or series of articles. A precise description of research accomplishments and the nominee's research agenda should accompany the nomination. Nominators are responsible for providing a copy of the publication to be considered.

To nominate an individual for the SECAC Award for Excellence in Scholarly Research and Publication, send a letter of nomination specifying the nominee and the intended award with the nominee’s CV to Lawrence Jenkens at [email protected] by February 6, 2018; all supporting materials are due by March 1, 2018 (upload or postmark). The nominee's SECAC membership status should be current at the time of nomination.

To nominate a group of collaborators, an organization, or an institution, the nominator should send a letter of nomination specifying the intended award nominee(s) and the intended award to Lawrence Jenkens at [email protected] by February 6, 2018; all supporting materials are due by March 1, 2018 (upload or postmark). In the case of a collaborating group or organization, at least one person must be a current SECAC member; a CV for this individual should accompany the nomination letter. In the case of an institution, the institution must be a current SECAC institutional member at the time of nomination.

The nominator is responsible for the delivery of one of the original nominated publications to Lawrence Jenkens. This publication, and all supporting materials, will be circulated among the SECAC Awards Committee members.

Supporting materials should include a precise description of the nominees’ research accomplishments and the nominees’ research agenda. Additional supporting materials should not exceed 10 pages; this limit excludes the nomination letter, CV, precise description of research accomplishments, the nominee's research agenda, and nominated publication. These materials may be provided by either the nominator or the nominee, however, all materials are to be submitted together. 

Nomination letters and supporting materials may be submitted through Dropbox. Please share your nominating folder in Dropbox with Lawrence Jenkens at [email protected].

Nominators will be notified of results on or about August 15, 2018. For questions, contact [email protected].


Past Recipients

  • 2017 - Christine Filippone, Millersville University of Pennsylvania for Science, Technology, and Utopias, Routledge, 2017

    2016 - Sandra Zalman, Consuming Surrealism in American Culture: Dissident Modernism, Ashgate Publishing Limited, 2015
    2015 - Bibiana Obler, Intimate Collaborations: Kandinsky and Münter, Arp and Taeuber, Yale University Press, 2014
    2014 - Carol Crown and Cheryl Rivers, The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: vol. 23: Folk Art, University of North Carolina Press, 2013
    2013 - Liana De Girolami Cheney, "Leonardo da Vinci's Uffizi Annunciation: The Holy Spirit", Artibus et Historiae, no. 63.
    2013 - Susan Richmond,  Lynda Benglis: Beyond Process, London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2013.
    2012 - Robert Craig, The Architecture of Francis Palmer Smith, Atlanta’s Scholar-Architect. University of Georgia Press, 2012
    2012 - Janet Snyder, Early Gothic Column-Figure Sculpture in France. Ashgate, 2011
    2011 - Akela Reason, Thomas Eakins and the Uses of History, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010
    2010 - Kathryn Porter Aichele, Paul Klee, Poet/Painter, Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2006
    2010 - Perri Lee Roberts; Andrew Ladis; Georgia Museum of Art, Corpus of Early Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections: The South, Georgia Museum of Art, the University of Georgia, 2009
    2009 - Carol Crown, Sacred and Profane: Voice and Vision in Southern Self-Taught Art
    2008 - Tracy Miller‚ The Divine Power of Nature: Chinese Ritual Architecture at the Sacred Site of Jinci
    2008 - Robert Craig, Bernard Maybeck at Principia College: The Art and Craft of Building
    2007 - Amy Kirschke‚ University of North Carolina at Wilmington‚ Art in Crisis: W.E.B Du Bois and the Struggle for African American Identity and Memory‚ Indiana University Press‚ 2006
    2006 - Editors of Reading Vasari
    2006 - Helen Langa‚ Radical Art: Printmaking and the Left in 1930s New York
    2005 - Liana Cheney‚ Self-Portraits by Women Painters
    2004 - William Levin‚ The Allegory of Mercy at the Misericordia in Florence
    2004 - Pamela Simpson & Cynthia Mills‚ Monuments to the Lost Cause
    2003 - The Georgia Museum of Art for its body of publications
    2001 - Heather McPherson‚ The Modern Portrait in Nineteenth Century France
    2000 - Pamela Simpson‚ Cheap‚ Quick and Easy: Imitative Architectural Materials‚ 1870-1930
    1998 - Charles R. Mack & Lynn Robertson‚ The Roman Remains: John Izard Middleton’s Visual Souvenires of 1820-1823