Maritime History Prize

Coriolis: The International Journal of Maritime Studies, has announced a cash prize of $1,000 for the best scholarly article it publishes. 

The Gerald E. Morris Prize is named after the late Gerald E. Morris, former Library Director at the G.W. Blunt White Library at Mystic Seaport.  He established a prize article contest in 1980 to encourage research and publication in the field of American Maritime History. Now expanded to include international maritime studies, the principle aim of this prize is to engender interest in maritime scholarship, and make it available to a diverse audience.  Coriolis is especially pleased to be able to honor the memory of Morris and excited to work with the Fellows of the G.W. White Blunt Library to promote an active scholarly interest in maritime heritage.  A committee of Fellows of the Library will choose the winning article from submissions to Coriolis each year, and award the author the $1,000 prize.

For the purposes of the prize, articles must adhere to the Author Guidelines as outlined for Coriolis.

The winner will be announced June 1 of each year for articles submitted in the previous year.  Coriolis is actively soliciting scholarly submissions for publications.  For further information, please see the Coriolis website at, or contact