From the 124th Annual Meeting column of the November 2009 issue of Perspectives on History

Awards and Honors to Be Conferred at the 124th Annual Meeting

AHA Staff, November 2009

The following is a list of the recipients of the various awards, prizes, and honors that will be presented at the General Meeting of the American Historical Association on Friday, January 8, 2010, in the Elizabeth Ballroom F of the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel. The full citations of the prize and award committees will be printed in the General Meeting booklet distributed at the meeting, as well as in a spring issue of Perspectives on History.

Awards for Scholarly Distinction

  • Saul Friedlander (UCLA) and Leon Litwack (Univ. of California at Berkeley)

Honorary Foreign Member

  • Romila Thapar (Jawaharlal Nehru Univ.)

The Eugene Asher Distinguished Teaching Award

  • Brad D. Lookingbill (Columbia College of Missouri)

The Beveridge Family Teaching Award

  • Oral History Project, D.C. Everest High School, Weston, Wisconsin

The Extraordinary Service Award

  • Elise Lipkowitz (Univ. of Michigan)

The Herbert Feis Award

  • Noel J. Stowe (Arizona State Univ.)

The William Gilbert Award for the Best Article on Teaching History

  • Julia Clancy-Smith (Univ. of Arizona), for “An Undergraduate and Graduate Colloquium in Social History and Biography in the Modern Middle East and North Africa,” in Miriam Fuchs and Craig Howe (eds.), Teaching Life Writing Texts (Modern Language Association)

The John E. O’Connor Film Award

  • Herskovits at the Heart of Blackness, a co-production of Vital Pictures and the Independent Television Service. Producers: Llewellyn Smith, Vincent Brown, and Christine Herbes-Sommers, and Sally Jo Fifer (executive producer for ITVS)

The Nancy Lyman Roelker Award

  • Lynn Hunt (UCLA)

The Roy Rosenzweig Fellowship for Innovation in Digital History

Book Prizes

Herbert Baxter Adams Prize

  • Priya Satia (Stanford Univ.), for Spies in Arabia: The Great War and the Cultural Foundations of Britain’s Covert Empire in the Middle East (Oxford Univ. Press)

George Louis Beer Prize

  • William I. Hitchcock (Temple Univ.), for The Bitter Road to Freedom: A New History of the Liberation of Europe (Free Press)

Albert J. Beveridge Award

  • Karl Jacoby (Brown Univ.), for Shadows at Dawn: A Borderlands Massacre and the Violence of History (Penguin Press)

James Henry Breasted Prize

  • Zainab Bahrani (Columbia Univ.), for Rituals of War: The Body and Violence in Mesopotamia (Zone Books/MIT Press)

William H. Dunning Prize

  • Peggy Pascoe (Univ. of Oregon), for What Comes Naturally: Miscegenation Law and the Making of Race in America (Oxford Univ. Press)

John E. Fagg Prize

  • Stuart B. Schwartz (Yale Univ.), for All Can Be Saved: Religious Tolerance and Salvation in the Iberian Atlantic World (Yale Univ. Press)

John K. Fairbank Prize in East Asian History

  • Klaus Mühlhahn (Indiana Univ.), for Criminal Justice in China: A History (Harvard Univ. Press)

Morris D. Forkosch Prize

  • Christopher Otter (Ohio State Univ.), for The Victorian Eye: A Political History of Light and Vision in Britain, 1800–1910 (Univ. of Chicago Press)

Leo Gershoy Award

  • Stuart B. Schwartz (Yale Univ.), for All Can Be Saved: Religious Tolerance and Salvation in the Iberian Atlantic World (Yale Univ. Press)

J. Franklin Jameson Award

  • Jean Fagan Yellin (Pace Univ.), for The Harriet Jacobs Family Papers (Univ. of North Carolina Press)

Joan Kelly Memorial Prize in Women’s History

  • Peggy Pascoe (Univ. of Oregon), for What Comes Naturally: Miscegenation Law and the Making of Race in America (Oxford Univ. Press)

Littleton-Griswold Prize

  • Laura F. Edwards (Duke Univ.), for The People and Their Peace: Legal Culture and the Transformation of Inequality in the Post-Revolutionary South (Univ. of North Carolina Press)

J. Russell Major Prize

  • Rachel G. Fuchs (Arizona State Univ.), for Contested Paternity: Constructing Families in Modern France (Johns Hopkins Univ. Press)

Helen and Howard R. Marraro Prize

  • Thomas J. Kuehn (Clemson Univ.), for Heirs, Kin, and Creditors in Renaissance Florence (Cambridge Univ. Press)

George L. Mosse Prize

  • Stuart B. Schwartz (Yale Univ.), for All Can Be Saved: Religious Tolerance and Salvation in the Iberian Atlantic World (Yale Univ. Press)

James A. Rawley Prize in Atlantic History

  • Maria-Elena Martinez (Univ. of Southern California), for Genealogical Fictions: Limpieza de Sangre, Religion, and Gender in Colonial Mexico (Stanford Univ. Press)

Wesley-Logan Prize

  • Alexander X. Byrd (Rice Univ.), for Captives and Voyagers: Black Migrants across the Eighteenth-Century British Atlantic World (Louisiana State Univ. Press)