Award for Scholarly Distinction Recipients

In 1984 the Council of the American Historical Association established an award entitled the Award for Scholarly Distinction. The awards go to senior historians of the highest distinction who have spent the bulk of their professional careers in the United States.

2013

Dr. John W. Dower, Massachusetts Inst. of Technology

2013

Dr. Patricia Buckley Ebrey, Univ. of Washington

2013

Dr. Walter F. LaFeber, Cornell Univ.

2012

Dr. Alfred W. Crosby, Univ. of Texas at Austin

2012

Dr. Donald E. Worster, Univ. of Kansas

2012

Dr. Sheila Fitzpatrick, Univ. of Chicago and Univ. of Sydney

2011

Dr. Donald R. Kelley, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick

2010

Dr. Susan Naquin, East Asian studies, Princeton Univ.

2010

Dr. Peter D. L. Stansky, Frances and Charles Field Prof., Stanford Univ.

2009

Dr. Leon F. Litwack, America, Univ. of California, Berkeley

2009

Dr. Saul Friedländer, Univ. of California, Los Angeles

2008

Prof. Joseph E. Harris, Howard Univ.

2008

Dr. Michael Kammen, Cornell Univ.

2008

Dr. Joan Wallach Scott, Inst. for Advanced Study, Princeton Univ.

2007

Dr. Jack P. Greene, Andrew W. Mellon Prof. emeritus, Johns Hopkins Univ.

2007

Dr. Martin Duberman, Distinguished Prof. emeritus, Lehman Coll. and Graduate Center, CUNY

2007

Dr. Anne Firor Scott, W. K. Boyd Prof. emerita, Duke Univ.

2006

Dr. David B. Davis, Yale Univ.

2006

Dr. Lloyd C. Gardner, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick

2006

Dr. Fritz R. Stern, Columbia Univ.

2005

Dr. Lawrence W. Levine, Univ. of California, Berkeley

2005

Dr. Nancy G. Siraisi, Hunter Coll., CUNY

2005

Mr. David E. Underdown, Yale Univ.

2004

Dr. John G. A. Pocock, Harry C. Black Prof. emeritus, Johns Hopkins Univ.

2004

Mr. Arthur M. Schlesinger, City Univ. of New York

2003

Dr. Thomas D. Clark, Univ. of Kentucky

2003

Dr. Peter Gay, Yale Univ.

2003

Dr. Wallace T. MacCaffrey, Harvard Univ.

2002

Dr. Richard P. McCormick, American political, Rutgers Univ.

2002

Mrs. Elizabeth L. Eisenstein, Univ. of Michigan

2002

Prof. John Higham, American cultural and political, Johns Hopkins Univ.

2001

Prof. Ernest R. May, American foreign policy, Harvard Univ.

2001

Dr. Nikki Keddie, Middle East social/intellectual/gender, Univ. of California, Los Angeles

2000

Dr. Robert V. Remini, early America and Andrew Jackson, Univ. of Illinois, Chicago

2000

Dr. Ramsay MacMullen, Roman Empire, Yale Univ.

2000

Dr. Arno J. Mayer, modern Europe, Princeton Univ.

1999

Dr. Earl Pomeroy, US West, Univ. of Oregon

1999

Mr. Eugen Weber, modern France, Univ. of California, Los Angeles

1999

Dr. Gerhard L. Weinberg, Germany, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

1998

Dr. Tulio Halperin-Donghi, post-18th-century Latin America and Argentina, Univ. of California, Berkeley

1998

Dr. Robert O. Paxton, modern France, Columbia Univ.

1997

Dr. Alfred D. Chandler Jr, American economic and business, Harvard Univ.

1997

Dr. Benjamin I. Schwartz, China, Harvard Univ.

1997

Dr. August Meier, African American, Kent State Univ.

1996

Dr. George L. Mosse, Europe, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison

1996

Dr. Stanley J. Stein, Latin America and Brazil, Princeton Univ.

1996

Dr. H. Stuart Hughes, modern European intellectual, Univ. of California, San Diego

1996

Dr. Barbara Hadley Stein, Latin America and Brazil, Princeton Univ.

1995

Prof. Lawrence Stone, Tudor Stuart England social/comparative, Princeton Univ.

1994

Mr. George F. Kennan, US diplomatic, Inst. for Advanced Study, Princeton Univ.

1994

Dr. H. Leon Prather Sr., US South and African American, Tennessee State Univ.

1994

Mr. Nicholas V. Riasanovsky, Russia, Univ. of California, Berkeley

1993

Dr. Brian Tierney, medieval, Cornell Univ.

1993

Dr. Emma Thornbrough, African American, Butler Univ.

1992

Dr. George R. Woolfolk, African American, Prairie View A&M Coll.

1991

Dr. Gerhart B. Ladner, medieval art and church, Univ. of California, Los Angeles

1991

Dr. Merze Tate, US diplomatic and international, Howard Univ.

1991

Dr. Chester G. Starr, ancient, Univ. of Michigan

1991

Dr. Gerda Lerner, 19th-century American social and women, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison

1991

Mr. Carl E. Schorske, modern Europe, Princeton Univ.

1990

Dr. Nettie Lee Benson, Latin America/Mexico, Univ. of Texas, Austin

1990

Dr. Margaret Atwood Judson, British constitutional, Douglass Coll., Rutgers Univ.

1990

Dr. Kenneth M. Setton, medieval and Renaissance, Inst. for Advanced Study, Princeton Univ.

1989

Dr. Paul Oskar Kristeller, Renaissance, Columbia Univ.

1989

Dr. Caroline Robbins, English political and constitutional, Bryn Mawr Coll.

1989

Dr. Kenneth M. Stampp, Civil War and Reconstruction, Univ. of California, Berkeley

1988

Dr. Helen G. Edmonds, African American, North Carolina Central Univ.

1988

Dr. Sylvia Thrupp Strayer, medieval England/Europe, Univ. of Michigan

1988

Dr. Edwin O. Reischauer, Japan, Harvard Univ.

1987

Dr. Angie Debo, Native American, independent scholar

1987

Dr. John Whitney Hall, Tokugawa Period Japan, Yale Univ.

1987

Dr. Benjamin Quarles, African American and anti-slavery movement, Morgan State Univ.

1986

Dr. Woodrow Borah, Latin America and colonial Mexico, Univ. of California, Berkeley

1985

Dr. Felix Gilbert, Europe and history of political ideas, Inst. for Advanced Study, Princeton Univ.

1985

Dr. Edmund S. Morgan, America, Yale Univ.