The Mary C. Rabbitt History of Geology Award is presented annually by the Geological Society of America's History and Philosophy of Geology Division to an individual for exceptional scholarly contributions of fundamental importance to our understanding of the history of the geological sciences. Neither the nominator nor the nominee has to be a member of the Division or of GSA. Achievements deserving of the award include, but may not be limited to, publication of papers or books that contribute new and profound insights into the history of geology based on original research or a synthesis of existing knowledge. The award was established by the History of Geology Division in 1981 and renamed in memory of Mary C. Rabbitt in 2005. The award consists of an embossed certificate and a pewter Revere bowl. The names of previous awardees are listed below.
Brief history of the History of Geology Award.
The deadline for receipt of nominations is February 15 each year. The nomination packet should include: (1) a letter of nomination by the proposer detailing the contributions that warrant the award, and (2) a current curriculum vitae of the nominee that includes: name, title, affiliation, date and place of birth, education, degrees, honors and awards, major career events, and the contributions that warrant the award. Nominations should be sent via e-mail with pdf attachments to the award committee chair:
Deadline for nominations:
Christopher L Hill, Secretary-Treasurer
History and Philosophy of Geology Division, GSA