Awards, Prizes, Fellowships, and Grants 2008

Award for Scholarly Distinction

  • Joseph Harris (Howard Univ.)
  • Michael Kammen (Cornell Univ.)
  • Joan Wallach Scott (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton)

Honorary Foreign Member

  • Jacques Revel (École Normale Supérieure, Paris)

The Troyer Steele Anderson Prize

  • Anna Kasten Nelson (American Univ.)

Eugene Asher Distinguished Teaching Award

  • Michael D’Innocenzo (Hofstra Univ.)

Beveridge Family Teaching Award

  • Daniel D. Tolly (Ann Arbor Public Schools, Michigan)

Herbert Feis Award

  • Richard Kohn (Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

John E. O’Connor Film Award

  • Revolution ’67, co-produced by Bongiorno Productions Inc., the Independent Television Service (ITVS), and P.O.V./American Documentary Inc., in association with WSKG; Marylou Tibaldo-Bongiorno, producer and director; Jerome Bongiorno, photographer, editor, and animator.

James Harvey Robinson Prize

  • History Education Group (Stanford Univ.) and the Center for History and New Media (George Mason Univ.), for the web site Historical Thinking Matters.

Nancy Lyman Roelker Mentorship Award

  • Warren Roberts (SUNY Albany)

Theodore Roosevelt-Woodrow Wilson Public Service Award

  • Adam Hochschild (author)

Book Prizes

Herbert Baxter Adams Prize

  • Carol Symes (Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), A Common Stage: Theater and Public Life in Medieval Arras (Cornell Univ. Press, 2007)

James A. Rawley Prize in Atlantic History

  • Marcus Rediker (Univ. of Pittsburgh), The Slave Ship: A Human History (Viking Press, 2007)

George Louis Beer Prize

  • Melvyn P. Leffler (Univ. of Virginia), For the Soul of Mankind: The United States, the Soviet Union, and the Cold War (Hill and Wang, 2007)

Albert J. Beveridge Award

  • Scott Kurashige (Univ. of Michigan), The Shifting Grounds of Race: Black and Japanese Americans in the Making of Multiethnic Los Angeles (Princeton Univ. Press, 2008)

The Paul Birdsall Prize

  • Jeffrey A. Engel (Texas A&M Univ.), Cold War at 30,000 F.eet: The Anglo-American Fight for Aviation Supremacy (Harvard Univ. Press, 2007)

James Henry Breasted Prize

  • Anthony J. Barbieri-Low (Princeton Univ.), Artisans in Early Imperial China (Univ. of Washington Press, 2007)

The Albert B. Corey Prize

  • Sharon A. Roger Hepburn (Radford Univ.), Crossing the Border: A Free Black Community in Canada (Univ. of Illinois Press, 2007)

John E. Fagg Prize

  • Laura Gotkowitz (Univ. of Iowa), A Revolution for Our Rights (Duke Univ. Press, 2008)

John K. Fairbank Prize in East Asian History

  • Susan Mann (Univ. of California at Davis), The Talented Women of the Zhang Family (Univ. of California Press, 2007)

Morris D. Forkosch Prize

  • Barbara Donagan (Huntington Library), War in England 1642–49 (Oxford Univ. Press, 2008)

Leo Gershoy Award

  • Anne Goldgar (Kings Coll., London), Tulipmania: Money, Honor, and Knowledge in the Dutch Golden Age (Univ. of Chicago Press, 2007)

Joan Kelly Memorial Prize in Women’s History

  • Kathy Davis (San José State Univ.), The Making of Our Bodies, Ourselves: How Feminism Travels across Borders (Duke Univ. Press, October 2007)

Littleton-Griswold Prize

  • Rebecca M. McLennan (Harvard Univ.), The Crisis of Imprisonment: Protest, Politics, and the Making of the American Penal State, 1776–1941 (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2008)

J. Russell Major Prize

  • Amalia D. Kessler (Stanford Law School), A Revolution in Commerce: The Parisian Merchant Court and the Rise of Commercial Society in Eighteenth-Century France (Yale Univ. Press, 2007)

Helen and Howard R. Marraro Prize

  • Margaret Meserve (Univ. of Notre Dame), Empires of Islam in Renaissance Historical Thought (Harvard Univ. Press, 2008)

George L. Mosse Prize

  • Atina Grossman (Cooper Union), Jews, Germans, and Allies: Close Encounters in Occupied Germany (Princeton Univ. Press, 2007)

The Premio del Rey

  • Katrin Kogman-Appel (Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev, Beer-Sheva), Illuminated Haggadot from Medieval Spain (Penn State Univ. Press, 2006)

Wesley-Logan Prize

  • Paul Christopher Johnson (Univ. of Michigan at Ann Arbor), Diaspora Conversions: Black Carib Religion and the Recovery of Africa (Univ. of California Press, 2007) 

Research Grants

Albert J. Beveridge Grants for Research in the History of the Western Hemisphere

  • Loren Broc (University of Rochester), “Religion and Insanity in the United States, 1820–80

  • Christy Chapin (University of Virginia), “Ensuring America's Health: Publicly Constructing the Private Health Insurance Industry, 1950–80”

  • Matthew Furlong (University of Arizona), “Peasants, Slaves, and Sojourners: Itinerant Asians in Colonial Mexico, 1571–1700”

  • Shane Landrum (Brandeis University), “Documenting American Workers: Birth Certificates in California, 1890–2001”

  • Wesley Phelps (Rice University), “Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty in Houston: Race and Poverty in a Sunbelt City, 1964–74”

  • Thomas Rath (Columbia University), “‘Warriors of the Pueblo Yesterday, Soldiers of the Patria Today’: Army, Nation, and State in Mexico, 1920-60”

Littleton-Griswold Grants

  • Jill Fraley (Yale University), “The War on Poverty: The Myth of Classless Society and the Block for Constitutional Change”

  • Hidetaka Hirota (Boston College), “Nativism, Citzenship, and Civil Liberties: Immigration Control and the Deportation of Paupers in Massachusetts, 1846–78”

  • Melissa Milewski (New York University), “From Slave to Litigant: African Americans in Court in the Post-war South”

Michael Kraus Grants

  • Ian Aebel (University of New Hampshire), “Constructing History, Producing America: Anglo-American Historical Thought, Historiography, and the Birth of American History in the Early Modern English Atlantic, c. 1485 to c. 1714”

  • Andrea Mosterman (Boston University), “Sharing Spaces in a New World Environment: African-Dutch Contributions to North American Culture, 1626–1826”

Bernadotte E. Schmitt Grants for Research in the History of Europe, Africa, and Asia

  • Waitman Beorn (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), “White Russia, Black Deeds: The Participation of Wehrmacht Soldiers in Atrocities and the Holocaust, 1941–43”

  • Tracey Billado (Seton Hall University), “The Politics of "Evil Customs" in Western France, 950–1150”

  • Elisabetta Bini (New York University), “Fueling the Cold War: The Production and Consumption of Gasoline in Post-World War II Italy”

  • Ashley Brenner (Emory University), “Unhappy Families: Elite Women at the Cape of Good Hope in the Late Seventeenth and Early Eighteenth Centuries”

  • Alicia Decker (Purdue University), “Beyond the Barrel: Gender, Power, and Militarism in Idi Amin's Uganda, 1971–79”

  • Matthew Furlong (University of Arizona), “Peasants, Slaves, and Sojourners: Itinerant Asians in Colonial Mexico, 1571–1700”

  • Anupama Rao (Barnard College), “Dalit Bombay: Caste and the Colonial City”

  • Kira Robison (University of Minnesota), “The Cutting of Dead Flesh: Physicians and the Criminal Body in the Later Middle Ages”

  • Eiko Maruko Siniawer (Williams College), “Waste Away: Garbage, Hygiene, and Disease in a "Civilized" Japan, 1870s–1920s”

  • Stefan Stantchev (University of Michigan), “Embargo: The Origins of an Idea and the Effects of A Policy (In Medieval and Renaissance Europe)”