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To be awarded for a master’s thesis on a topic in Mississippi history or biography completed during 2016 or 2017.

This prize, awarded biennially if a master’s thesis is selected as worthy, memorializes Glover Moore, the Mississippi State University professor who from 1936 to 1977 served as mentor and guide to countless students and historians.

Theses will be judged on the basis of the following: originality and sophistication of concept, design, and methodology; compilation and effective use of evidence; clarity and precision of style; and significance of the work’s contribution toward an understanding of Mississippi history.

The winner will be selected by the Mississippi Historical Society Moore Prize Committee.

Nominations may be submitted electronically using the Glover Moore Prize online form.

Prize winners will be notified before the March 2018 annual meeting of the Mississippi Historical Society.