The Charles R. Bailey Prize

The New York State Association of European Historians awards the triennial Charles R. Bailey Memorial Prize for the best article in history produced by a member of the Association.

Charles R. Bailey

The prize was established in the 1990s, and renamed in 2002 in memory of Charles Randall “Randy” Bailey (1938-2000), a past president of the Association. Bailey was a Distinguished Service Professor in the History Department of SUNY Geneseo from the late 1960s until his death in the early 2000s. His scholarship focused on the eighteenth century, and he published a number of articles on municipal government and education in France during the early Revolution.

Please direct any questions concerning the award to Brian Newsome at


Past Winners

2020: Marie Makela (California College of the Arts) for “Making Lemonade out of Lemons: Merz and Material Poverty”, which appeared in Art History, (Volume 42, Issue 4, September 2019). The article can be accessed at this link.



Phillip-Dehne2017: Phillip Dehne (St. Joseph’s College, Brooklyn) for “The Ministry of Blockade during the First World War and the Demise of Free Trade,” which appeared in Twentieth Century British History, (Volume 27, Issue 3, September 2016).  Oxford University Press, which publishes the journal, has kindly provided access to the article here.


newsome-brian2014: Brian Newsome (Elizabethtown College) for “The Women of the Pavillons: A Case Study,” which appeared in Historical Reflections/Réflexions Historiques, (Volume 38, Issue 3, Winter 2012).  Berghahn Books, which publishes the journal, has kindly offered free access to the article here.



Richard-Fogarty-1024x7682011: Richard Fogarty (SUNY Albany) for “Race and Sex, Fear and Loathing in France during the Great War,” which appeared in Historical Reflections/Réflexions Historiques, (Volume 34, Issue 1, Spring 2008). Berghahn Books, which publishes the journal, has kindly offered free access to the article here.



2005: John A. Shedd (SUNY Cortland) for “The State Versus the Trades Guilds: Parliament’s Soldier-Apprentices in the English Civil War Period, 1642-1655”, which appeared in International Labor and Working-Class History No. 65 (Spring 2004): 105-116.



2001: Jeffrey H. Jackson (Rhodes College) for “Making Jazz French: The Reception of Jazz Music in Paris, 1927-1934“, which appeared in French Historical Studies. Vol. 25, no. 1 (Winter 2002): 149-70.



1998: Maureen Flynn (Hobart and William Smith Colleges) for “Blasphemy and the Play of Anger in Sixteenth-Century Spain”, which appeared in Past & Present. No. 149 (November 1995): 29-56.



1995: Richard F. Kuisel (State University of New York, Stonybrook) for Seducing the French: The Dilemma of Americanization. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993.