Telling the Story of Georgia for Nearly Two Centuries
The Georgia Historical Society has been publishing Georgia history almost since its founding and it remains committed to this vital part of our mission.
In 1840, in an effort to facilitate research on Georgia history and increase access to its collections, GHS launched an ambitious publications program, which initially consisted of transcribing and publishing many of its most significant manuscripts.
Just one year after its founding in 1839, GHS published its first book of transcribed primary materials; the following year, it broadened its scope by publishing the first scholarly history of the state, William Bacon Steven’s two-volume History of Georgia. Since that time, more than 100 books and pamphlets have been published by GHS, including more than twenty volumes in its popular GHS Collections series.
The Bell Award, established in 1992 in honor of Malcolm Bell, Jr. and Muriel Barrow Bell, is the highest publication award given by the Georgia Historical Society. It recognizes the best book on Georgia history published in the previous year.
The John Inscoe Award, established in 2018 in honor of John Inscoe, is given for the best article published in the Georgia Historical Quarterly in the previous year.
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