John Inscoe Award

The Inscoe Award was established in 2018 to honor John Inscoe, the Albert B. Saye Professor of History at the University of Georgia and editor of the Georgia Historical Quarterly from 1989 to 2000. It is given for the best article published in the Georgia Historical Quarterly in the previous year.


The John Inscoe Award for the best article published in the Georgia Historical Quarterly in 2017-2018 will be awarded to Dr. Ken Wheeler, professor at Reinhardt University, and his students, David Busman, Jessica Fanczi, Madeline Gray, Gladys Guzman-Gomez, Abigail M. Merchant, Madelyn Montgomery, Bradley Dane Niday, Kailey Payne, and Aliyah Reeves, with whom he co-authored the article, “Black Student Experiences in the Racial Integration of Reinhardt College, 1966-1972,” published in the GHQ, Volume CII No. 4, 2018. The Award will be presented at a ceremony later this year.


2018: The inaugural Inscoe Award for the best article published in the Georgia Historical Quarterly in 2016-2017 was presented to Drew Swanson, Wright State University, for his article, “From Georgia to California and Back: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of Southern Gold Mining,” published in the GHQ, Volume C No. 2, 2016.