George Louis Beer Prize Recipients
The George Louis Beer Prize is offered in recognition of outstanding historical writing on any phase of European international history since 1895. Awarded annually since its inception in 1923, this prize was established in accordance with the terms of a bequest by George Louis Beer (1872–1920), a historian of the British colonial system before 1765.
The award is open to any scholar who is a United States citizen or permanent resident of the United States; books published during the year preceeding the year of award are eligible. The phrase "European international history since 1895" refers to any study of international history since the year 1895 with a significant European dimension.
2016 Beer Prize
Vanessa Ogle, Univ. of Pennsylvania
The Global Transformation of Time, 1870–1950 (Harvard Univ. Press)
Vanessa Ogle’s global history of time and time reform succeeds brilliantly in complicating a Eurocentric narrative of globalization. Moving effortlessly from Europe and the United States to British India and the Middle East, the book highlights the significance of local contexts for time standardization across the globe—a process that extended well into the 20th century. Written in a clear and engaging style, the book offers a model for a new international and global history.