PRIZES AND RECOGNITIONS

With the aim of recognizing and noting the value of the contributions that institutions and specialists achieve for the development of Panamericanism, the PAIGH awards the following statutory prizes to nationals of Member States in its research areas: Cartography, Geography, History and Geophysics:

"Arch C. Gerlach" Prize
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Consists of a medal and a diploma, and is awarded every four years during the meeting of the General Assembly, to persons who have been outstanding in one of the research fields of this organization.
Dr. Arch C. Gerlach (USA), was President of the PAIGH 1969-1973.

"Carlos A. Carvallo Yáñez" Prize
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This is awarded to the author (a person or an institution) of an original work related to the areas included within the Cartography Commission and that constitutes an important contribution for the development of the discipline at a continental level. The prize consists of a diploma and medal that will be presented during the Closing Session of the Technical Consultative Meeting on Cartography.
Ing. Carlos A. Carvallo Yánez (Chile), was Secretary General of the PAIGH,1998-2003.

"Wallace W. Atwood" Medal
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This medal is awarded, together with a diploma, to the author of the geographical work that the jury considers of most value and importance that has been published during the period between General Assemblies.
Ing. Wallace W. Atwood (USA), founder of the School of Geography at Clark University, was President of PAIGH from 1932 to 1935.

Pan American Geography Medal
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This is awarded, together with a diploma, to the researcher or to the institution that the jury considers has contributed in the most significant manner to geographical science during the interval between General Assemblies.

"Ricardo Caillet-Bois" Prize
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Works on the history of America that include the required historical research methodologies and that constitute a significant contribution to the discipline may compete. They must be unpublished, being eligible theses to obtain Masters and doctorate degrees, and written in any of the four official languages of the PAIGH (Spanish, English, French, Portuguese). The prize consists of a diploma, medal, and the publication of the work by the PAIGH.
Dr. Ricardo Caillet-Bois (Argentina) was President of the National Academy of History of his country from 1970 to 1974.

Pan American Geophysics Medal
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This medal is awarded during the Meeting of Consultation of the Commission of Geophysics, to a researcher or an institution that has been outstanding for their relevant work in favor of American Geophysics during the interval between the General Assemblies.

"Silvio Zavala" Colonial History of America Prize
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This is awarded every two years by the General Secretariat, to works on the subject published in one of the Member States, in any of the official languages of the Institute (Spanish, English French, and Portuguese). It consists of US$2,000, a diploma and the diffusion of the work by the media available to the Institute.
Dr. Silvio Zavala (Mexico), founded the Revista de Historia de América, was President of the History Commission of the PAIGH between 1947 and 1965, and was awarded the "Príncipe de Asturias" Prize in 1993.

"Leopoldo Zea" Thought of the Americas Award
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Instituted in 1999 with the aim of awarding a prize to the best book on the theme published for the first time in any of the Member States of the PAIGH, and in any of the four official languages (Spanish, English, French, and Portuguese). The prize consists of US$2,000, a diploma, and the diffusion of the work by the media available to the Institute.

 

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