About the prize
The Boahen-Wilks Outstanding Scholarly Article Prize is awarded by the Ghana Studies Association to recognize scholarship that best exemplifies the rigor, innovation and interdisciplinary nature of Ghana Studies. The prize is named in honor of two pioneering scholars—Albert Adu Boahen and Ivor Wilks.
The Boahen-Wilks Prize is open to journal articles and book chapters on Ghana. Nominations can come from any discipline, including history, anthropology, art history, sociology, political science, international relations, developments studies, and performing and visual arts.
The inaugural award was given in 2015 to Jean Allman’s “Phantoms of the Archive: Kwame Nkrumah, A Nazi Pilot Named Hanna, and the Contingencies of Postcolonial History-Writing,” which appeared in The American Historical Review
Read more about the prize winners on the here.
Call for Nominations for 2020
We invite nominations of journal articles and book chapters published in the two previous calendar years (2018 and 2019) for this year’s Boahen-Wilks Prize.
The prize is not restricted to GSA members; work by any scholar in the area of Ghana Studies may be nominated. We also welcome self-nominations.
Submit the nominated article and a statement explaining why the article merits consideration (no more than 300 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for nominations is 18 October.
The prize winner will be announced at the GSA Business Meeting in November on the GSA website.