SOURCE: Associated Press
Nine Historians Awarded Dan David Prize
In 2021 the David Dan Prize adopted an explicit focus on supporting and honoring contributions to historical understanding. Nine scholars have received awards of $300,000 to advance their work.
SOURCE: American Historical Association
The AHA Announces 2022 Prize Winners
Congratulations to this years honorees for publication, teaching, mentoring and service to the profession.
Shortlist for Cundill History Prize Released
In the words of juror Martha S. Jones, "These eight works embody bravery – in their choice of subject matter, archival ambition and interpretive boldness."
Vivien Green Fryd Awarded Eldredge Prize for Book on Sexual Trauma in American Art
The prize jurors noted the publication stands out given its “academic rigor, historical understanding and contemporary relevance that characterize the highest achievements in our field.”
Winners Announced for Dan David Prize, a Mac Arthur-Style Grant for Historians
by Gillian Brockell
The Dan David Prize has defined its focus as supporting historians, in recognition of the public significance of historical knowledge and the political and institutional attacks on the discipline and its practitioners.
SOURCE: Perspectives on History
AHA Announces 2021 Prize Winners
HNN congratulates the winners of the AHA's awards for publication, teaching, and service to the profession.
SOURCE: Wolfson History Prize
"Black Spartacus: The Epic Life of Toussaint Louverture" by Sudhir Hazareesingh wins Wolfson Prize
Sudhir Hazareesingh has won the Wolfson Prize for 2021 for "Black Spartacus: The Epic Life of Toussaint Louverture."
SOURCE: Society of American Historians
Society of American Historians Announces 2021 Prize Winners
Lonnie G. Bunch III, Christopher Tomlins, Brianna Nofil and Afia Atakora are recognized by the Society of American Historians for their achievements in the last year.
SOURCE: Wolfson Foundation
2021 Wolfson Prize Shortlist Announced
The Wolfson Foundation announces its shortlist for the UK's most prestigious award for history writing.
SOURCE: Columbia University Libraries
The 2021 Bancroft Prizes are Announced
Andy Horowitz and Claudio Saunt are the winners of the 2021 Bancroft Prizes in American History and Diplomacy for their respective books "Katrina: A History, 1915-2015" and "Unworthy Republic: The Dispossession of Native Americans and the Road to Indian Territory."
SOURCE: New York Times
Scholar of World War II Homefront Wins American History Book Prize
Tracy Campbell, the author of “The Year of Peril: America in 1942,” has been named the winner of the New-York Historical Society’s Barbara and David Zalaznick Book Prize, which is given each year to the best work in the field of American history or biography.
Kenneth Pomeranz wins 2021 Toynbee Prize
Kenneth Pomeranz's work on global economic history has been recognized for driving new understanding of the history of global exchange and sparked global collaboration among historians.
SOURCE: Stanton Foundation
A Prize Contest: Applying History to Clarify the COVID-19 Challenge
The Stanton Foundation sponsors a weekly award for published essays that "illuminate current challenges and policy choices by analyzing the historical record, especially precedents and analogues."
SOURCE: New York Times
Bancroft Prize Goes to Books on Emancipation and Urban Renewal
The scholars Joseph P. Reidy and Lizabeth Cohen have won the prize, one of the most prestigious honors in the field of American history.
SOURCE: Black Perspectives
AAIHS Announces Finalists for the Pauli Murray Book Prize in Black Intellectual History
Named after lawyer, author, and women’s rights activist-intellectual Pauli Murray, this prize recognizes the best book concerning Black intellectual history published by an AAIHS member in 2018.
SOURCE: Organization of American Historians
OAH announces prize winners
Among the winners: Linda Kerber.
SOURCE: Wilson Center
HAPP Digital Archive Wins the 2013 Roy Rosenzweig Prize for Innovation in Digital History
The prize will be awarded at the AHA annual meeting in Washington, D.C.
SOURCE: Clemson News
Clemson's Roger Grant receives book award
CLEMSON — Clemson University history professor Roger Grant is the bronze winner of ForeWord Review’s Book of the Year Award for history. He won the accolade for his book "Railroads and the American People," a social history of the impact of railroads on American life, published in 2012 by Indiana University Press.“How the railroad has affected people has long intrigued me,” said Grant. “This book has allowed me the opportunity to explore that fascinating relationship.”The ForeWord Reviews’ Book of the Year Awards is judged by a select group of librarians and booksellers from around the country. There were 1,300 entries from more than 600 publishers and 248 winners were selected from 62 categories. Grant was the bronze winner in the genre of history....
SOURCE: HNN staff
Stephen Kantrowitz, Sydney Nathans, and Brett Rushforth finalists for 2013 Douglass book prize
The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition announced on Thursday the finalists for the $25,000 Frederick Douglass Book Prize, awarded to books dedicated to African American history.This year's finalists are Stephen Kantrowitz's More Than Freedom: Fighting for Black Citizenship in a White Republic, 1829-1889 (Penguin), Sydney Nathans's To Free a Family: The Journey of Mary Walker (Harvard) , and Brett Rushforth's Bonds of Alliance: Indigenous & Atlantic Slaveries in New France (University of North Carolina).Stephen Kantrowitz is professor of history and director of graduate studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Nathans is professor emeritus of history at Duke, and Brett Rushforth is associate professor of history and director of graduate studies at William & Mary.The winner will be announced in the fall, and the award will be presented in New York City in February.
Robert Caro wins $10,000 Mark Lynton History prize
NEW YORK — Historian and author Robert Caro has won yet another award.Caro’s latest Lyndon Johnson book, “The Passage of Power,” has received the Mark Lynton History prize. Caro, whose many honors during the past 40 years have included the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, will receive $10,000....
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