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2020 Awards, Prizes, And Honors Announced

Historians in the News
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The following is a list of recipients of the various awards, prizes, and honors that have been conferred in 2020.

2020 AWARDS FOR SCHOLARLY AND PROFESSIONAL DISTINCTION

 

AWARDS FOR SCHOLARLY DISTINCTION

David Levering Lewis, New York University

Leslie P. Peirce, New York University

David Warren Sabean, University of California, Los Angeles

HONORARY FOREIGN MEMBER

Hartmut Lehmann, University of Kiel

 

EUGENE ASHER DISTINGUISHED TEACHING AWARD

Robert D. Johnston, University of Illinois at Chicago

 

EQUITY AWARD

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Department of History

 

 

HERBERT FEIS AWARD IN PUBLIC HISTORY

Valerie Paley, Center for Women’s History, New-York Historical Society

 

NANCY LYMAN ROELKER MENTORSHIP AWARD

Omnia El Shakry, University of California, Davis

 

2020 AWARDS FOR PUBLICATIONS

 

HERBERT BAXTER ADAMS PRIZE IN EUROPEAN HISTORY

Alexander Bevilacqua, Williams College

The Republic of Arabic Letters: Islam and the European Enlightenment (The Belknap Press of Harvard Univ. Press)

 

GEORGE LOUIS BEER PRIZE IN EUROPEAN INTERNATIONAL HISTORY

Emma Kuby, Northern Illinois University

Political Survivors: The Resistance, the Cold War, and the Fight against Concentration Camps after 1945 (Cornell Univ. Press)

 

JERRY BENTLEY PRIZE IN WORLD HISTORY

Toby Green, King’s College London

A Fistful of Shells: West Africa from the Rise of the Slave Trade to the Age of Revolution (Univ. of Chicago Press)

 

ALBERT J. BEVERIDGE AWARD IN AMERICAN HISTORY

Jeremy Zallen, Lafayette College

American Lucifers: The Dark History of Artificial Light, 1750–1865 (Univ. of North Carolina Press)

 

PAUL BIRDSALL PRIZE IN EUROPEAN MILITARY AND STRATEGIC HISTORY

Brandon M. Schechter, NYU–Shanghai and the Harriman Institute of Columbia University

The Stuff of Soldiers: A History of the Red Army in World War II through Objects (Cornell Univ. Press)

 

JAMES HENRY BREASTED PRIZE IN ANCIENT HISTORY

Charles Sanft, University of Tennessee at Knoxville

Literate Community in Early Imperial China: The Northwestern Frontier in Han Times (SUNY Press)

 

ALBERT B. COREY PRIZE IN CANADIAN-AMERICAN RELATIONS OR HISTORY

Jamie Benidickson, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa

Levelling the Lake: Transboundary Resource Management in the Lake of the Woods Watershed (UBC Press)

 

RAYMOND J. CUNNINGHAM PRIZE FOR UNDERGRADUATE JOURNAL ARTICLE

Jubilee Marshall, Villanova University (BA, 2019)

“Race, Death, and Public Health in Early Philadelphia, 1750–1793,” Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies (Spring 2020)

 

JOHN K. FAIRBANK PRIZE IN EAST ASIAN HISTORY

Eiichiro Azuma, University of Pennsylvania

In Search of Our Frontier: Japanese America and Settler Colonialism in the Construction of Japan’s Borderless Empire (Univ. of California Press)

 

MORRIS D. FORKOSCH PRIZE IN BRITISH HISTORY

Tawny Paul, University of California, Los Angeles

The Poverty of Disaster: Debt and Insecurity in Eighteenth-Century Britain (Cambridge Univ. Press)

 

LEO GERSHOY AWARD IN WESTERN EUROPEAN HISTORY

Margaret E. Schotte, York University

Sailing School: Navigating Science and Skill, 1550–1800 (Johns Hopkins Univ. Press)

 

WILLIAM AND EDWYNA GILBERT AWARD FOR THE BEST ARTICLE ON TEACHING HISTORY

Rien Fertel, writer; Elizabeth S. Manley, Xavier University of Louisiana; Jenny Schwartzberg, Historic New Orleans Collection; and Robert Ticknor, Historic New Orleans Collection

“Teaching in the Archives: Engaging Students and Inverting Historical Methods Classes at the Historic New Orleans Collection,” The History Teacher 53, no. 1 (November 2019)

 

FRIEDRICH KATZ PRIZE IN LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY

Marixa Lasso, Ministerio de Cultura de Panamá

Erased: The Untold Story of the Panama Canal (Harvard Univ. Press) 

 

JOAN KELLY MEMORIAL PRIZE IN WOMEN’S HISTORY

Saidiya Hartman, Columbia University

Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Riotous Black Girls, Troublesome Women, and Queer Radicals (W. W. Norton & Co.)

 

MARTIN A. KLEIN PRIZE IN AFRICAN HISTORY

Abena Dove Osseo-Asare, University of Texas at Austin 

Atomic Junction: Nuclear Power in Africa after Independence (Cambridge Univ. Press)

 

LITTLETON-GRISWOLD PRIZE IN US LEGAL HISTORY

Sarah Seo, Columbia Law School

Policing the Open Road: How Cars Transformed American Freedom (Harvard Univ. Press)

 

J. RUSSELL MAJOR PRIZE IN FRENCH HISTORY

Joshua Cole, University of Michigan

Lethal Provocation: The Constantine Murders and the Politics of French Algeria (Cornell Univ. Press)

 

HELEN & HOWARD R. MARRARO PRIZE IN ITALIAN HISTORY

James Hankins, Harvard University

Virtue Politics: Soulcraft and Statecraft in Renaissance Italy (Harvard Univ. Press)

 

GEORGE L. MOSSE PRIZE IN EUROPEAN INTELLECTUAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY

Joan Neuberger, University of Texas at Austin 

This Thing of Darkness: Eisenstein’s Ivan the Terrible in Stalin’s Russia (Cornell Univ. Press)

 

JOHN E. O’CONNOR FILM AWARD

DocumentaryKilling Patient Zero

Laurie Lynd, writer and director, and Corey Russell, producer (Fadoo Productions)

Dramatic FeatureHarriet 

Kasi Lemmons, co-writer and director, and Debra Martin Chase, Daniela Taplin Lundberg, and Gregory Allen Howard, producers (Perfect World Pictures)

 

EUGENIA M. PALMEGIANO PRIZE IN THE HISTORY OF JOURNALISM

Vincent DiGirolamo, Baruch College, City University of New York

Crying the News: A History of America’s Newsboys (Oxford Univ. Press)

 

JAMES A. RAWLEY PRIZE IN ATLANTIC HISTORY

Sophie White, University of Notre Dame

Voices of the Enslaved: Love, Labor, and Longing in French Louisiana (Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and the Univ. of North Carolina Press)

 

PREMIO DEL REY

Thomas W. Barton, University of San Diego

Victory’s Shadow: Conquest and Governance in Medieval Catalonia (Cornell Univ. Press)

 

JOHN F. RICHARDS PRIZE IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

Sheetal Chhabria, Connecticut College

Making the Modern Slum: The Power of Capital in Colonial Bombay (Univ. of Washington Press)

 

JAMES HARVEY ROBINSON PRIZE FOR TEACHING AIDS

Hasan Kwame Jeffries, Ohio State University

Understanding and Teaching the Civil Rights Movement (Univ. of Wisconsin Press)

 

DOROTHY ROSENBERG PRIZE IN HISTORY OF THE JEWISH DIASPORA

Tamar Herzig, Tel Aviv University

A Convert’s Tale: Art, Crime, and Jewish Apostasy in Renaissance Italy (Harvard Univ. Press)

 

ROY ROSENZWEIG PRIZE FOR INNOVATION IN DIGITAL HISTORY

Elaine Sullivan, University of California, Santa Cruz

Constructing the Sacred: Visibility and Ritual Landscape at the Egyptian Necropolis of Saqqara (Stanford Univ. Press)

 

WESLEY-LOGAN PRIZE IN AFRICAN DIASPORA HISTORY

Benjamin Talton, Temple University

In This Land of Plenty: Mickey Leland and Africa in American Politics (Univ. of Pennsylvania Press)

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