Awarded by the American Historical Association (AHA) The Herbert Baxter Adams Prize is awarded to new authors of European history. The award is named in honor of Herbert Baxter Adams, who was on the faculty of Johns Hopkins University and one of the founders of the AHA.
Established in 1905, the prize was at first awarded biannually. There was a hiatus in awards from 1930 until 1938. Since 1971 it has been awarded annually. In 1986 eligibility for the prize was changed from "American citizens" to "citizens and permanent residents of the United States and Canada" Herbert Baxter Adams Prize