Annual Report 2007
Awards, Prizes, Fellowships, and Grants
Award for Scholarly Distinction
- Martin Duberman (Lehman College and the Graduate School, City Univ. of New York)
- Jack P. Greene (Johns Hopkins Univ.)
- Anne Firor Scott (Duke Univ.)
The Troyer Steele Anderson Prize
- Roy Rosenzweig (George Mason Univ.)
Beveridge Family Teaching Award
The Civics Team at Little Rock Central High School: Mike Johnson, Adam Kirby, Cynthia Mahomes, Keith Richardson, Rachel Rigsby, April Rike, Sarah Schutte, Kirby Shofner, George West, and Stan Williams.
Herbert Feis Award for Distinguished Contributions to Public History
- David H. DeVorkin (National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution)
William Gilbert Award
- Sam Wineburg (Stanford Univ.)
- Susan Mosborg (Univ. of Washington)
- Dan Porat (Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem)
- Ariel Duncan (Oberlin Coll.)
Nancy Lyman Roelker Mentorship Award
- Christine Hays (Poudre High School, Fort Collins, Colorado)
Honorary Foreign Member
- João José Reis (Federal University of Bahia, Brazil)
John E. O’Connor Film Award
Sacco and Vanzetti (Willow Pond Films, 2007), director and producer: Peter Miller, editor and producer: Amy Carey Linton
Herbert Baxter Adams Prize
Francine Hirsch (Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison), for Empire of Nations: Ethnographic Knowledge and the Making of the Soviet Union (Cornell University Press, 2005).
George Louis Beer Prize
Mark Atwood Lawrence (Univ. of Texas at Austin), for Assuming the Burden: Europe and the American Commitment to War in Vietnam (University of California Press, 2005).
Albert J. Beveridge Award
Allan M. Brandt (Harvard Univ.), for The Cigarette Century: The Rise, Fall, and Deadly Persistence of the Product that Defined America (Basic Books, 2007).
James Henry Breasted Prize
John F. Matthews (Yale Univ.), for The Journey of Theophanes: Travel, Business, and Daily Life in the Roman East (Yale University Press, 2006).
John H. Dunning Prize
Linda L. Nash (Univ. of Washington Seattle), for Inescapable Ecologies: A History of Environment, Disease, and Knowledge (University of California Press, 2007).
John Edwin Fagg Prize
Sabine MacCormack (Univ. of Notre Dame), for On the Wings of Time: Rome, the Incas, Spain, and Peru (Princeton University Press. 2006).
John K. Fairbank Prize in East Asian History
Eugenia Y. Lean (Columbia Univ.), for Public Passions: The Trial of Shi Jianqiao and the Rise of Popular Sympathy in Republican China (Univ. of California Press, 2007).
Morris D. Forkosch Prize
Deborah Cohen (Brown Univ.), for Household Gods: The British and their Possessions (Yale University Press, 2006).
Leo Gershoy Award
Richard B. Sher (New Jersey Institute of Technology), for The Enlightenment and the Book: Scottish Authors and Their Publishers in Eighteenth-Century Britain, Ireland, and America (University of Chicago Press, 2006).
Joan Kelly Memorial Prize in Women’s History
- Mrinalini Sinha (Pennsylvania State Univ.), for Specters of Mother India: The Global Restructuring of an Empire (Duke University Press, 2006).
- Dalia Tsuk Mitchell (George Washington Univ. Law School), for Architect of Justice: Felix S. Cohen and the Founding of American Legal Pluralism (Cornell University Press, 2007).
J. Russell Major Prize
- Martha Hanna (Univ. of Colorado at Boulder), for Your Death Would Be Mine: Paul and Marie Pireaud in the Great War (Harvard University Press, 2006).
Helen and Howard R. Marraro Prize
- John A. Davis (Univ. of Connecticut), for Naples and Napoleon: Southern Italy and the European Revolutions, 1780–1860 (Oxford University Press, 2006).
George L. Mosse Prize
- David Blackbourn (Harvard Univ.), for The Conquest of Nature: Water, Landscape, and the Making of Modern Germany (W.W. Norton, 2006).
James A. Rawley Prize in Atlantic History
- Sabine MacCormack (Univ. of Notre Dame), for On the Wings of Time: Rome, the Incas, Spain, and Peru (Princeton University Press, 2006).
- Rosanne Adderley (Vanderbilt Univ.), for “New Negroes from Africa”: Slave Trade Abolition and Free African Settlement in the Nineteenth-Century Caribbean (Indiana University Press, 2006)
- Sylviane A. Diouf (New York Public Library), for Dreams of Africa in Alabama: The Slave Ship Clotilda and the Story of the Last Africans Brought to America (Oxford University Press, 2006).
Eugene Asher Distinguished Teaching Award
Note: By committee decision, the Eugene Asher Distinguished Teaching Award was not conferred for 2007.
Fellowship in Aerospace History
Slava Gerovitch (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), for research on the technopolitics of automation in the Soviet Union’s human space program.”
J. Franklin Jameson Fellowship in U.S. History
Rachel Bohlmann (Newberry Library in Chicago), for research on the Woman's Christian Temperance Union.
Albert J. Beveridge Grants for
Research in the History of the Western Hemisphere
Thomas Adams (University of Chicago) “The Servicing of America: Service Workers in Metropolitan Los Angeles, 1945–1990”
Sterling Fluharty (University of Oklahoma) “Warriors for Sovereignty: A History of the National Indian Youth Council, 1961–1975”
Robert Gildner (University of Texas at Austin) “Post-Revolutionary Nation Building and Ethnic Politics in Andean Bolivia, 1941–73”
Gretchen Heefner (Yale University) “The Missile Next Door: a social and cultural history of the Minuteman”
Alexandra Koelle (University of California at Santa Cruz) “Making Tracks: Chinese Railroad Workers Connect the Nation”
Melissa Madera (Binghamton University, State University of New York) “Dictating Motherhood: Public Health and Modernization in Trujillo’s Dominican Republic, 1930–61”
Kara Vuic (Bridgewater College) “The Death of a Donut Dolly: American Gender and Culture in the Vietnam War”
Michael Kraus Grants
Christian Koot (Towson University) “In Pursuit of Profit: Persistent Dutch Influences on the Inter-Imperial Trade of New York and the English Leeward Islands, 1621–1689”
Sowande’ Mustakeem (Michigan State University) “Ripples of Infinity: Gender, Health, and Violence in the Middle Passage, 1721–1808”
Lisa Blee (University of Minnesota) “Framing Chief Leschi: Memory, Justice, and American Empire in Nisqually History, 1854–2004”
Kathryn Burns-Howard (Northwestern University) “‘No Vote, No Friends, No Hope’: Insanity and the Conditions of Citizenship”
Sophia Lee (Yale University) “‘Almost Revolutionary’: Labor Politics, Civil Rights Constitutionalism, and the Administrative State, 1935–1978”
Jonathan White (University of Maryland) “‘To Aid Their Rebel Friends’: The Law of Treason in the North during the American Civil War”
Bernadotte E. Schmitt Grants
for Research in the History of Europe, Africa, and Asia
Clayton Brown (University of Pittsburgh) “Han Identity”
Christopher Ely (Wilkes Honors College at Florida Atlantic University) “Public Space and Political Terror in the Nineteenth Century Russian City”
Karen Flint (University of North Carolina at Charlotte) “Toils of Empire: Medicine, ‘Malingering,’ and Indian Indentured Labor in Natal, South Africa, 1860–1910.”
Jacqueline Gold (Emory University) “No Title Given”
Ellen Huang (University of California at San Diego) “China’s China: Jingdezhen Porcelain and the Production of Culture in the Nineteenth Century”
Chase Johannsen (Brown University) “A History of Laughter? Paradoxes of Nietzsche’s Laughter during the Third Reich”
David Johnson (Appalachian State University) “An Empire for the Twentieth Century: New Delhi and the Cultural-Politics of Imperial Space, 1911–1931”
David Jones (University at Albany) “Facing the Epokolo: A History of the SWAPO Youth League”
Patrick O’Banion (St. Louis University) “Negotiating Penance: Sacramental Confession and Local Religious Settlements in Early Modern Spain”
Donna Patterson (independent scholar) “Expanding Professional Horizons: Female Pharmacists in Dakar, Senegal”
Thomas Pegelow Kaplan (Davidson College) “Killing With Words: Linguistic Violence, Nazi Power and the Struggle of Germans of Jewish Ancestry”
Kennetta Perry (Michigan State University) “Black Migrants, Citizenship and the Transnational Politics of Race in Postwar Britain”
Adam Rosenbaum (Emory University) “The Gemütlichkeit of God’s Country: Tourism and the Evolution of Regional and National Identity in Bavaria, 1870–1939”
Sara Scalenghe (Georgetown University) “Being Different: Intersexuality, Blindness, Deafness, and Madness in Ottoman Syria, 1500–1800”
Brian Tsui (Columbia University) “Time Reckonings, Factory Management and Labor Protests in Nationalist Guangzhou”Olivia Weisser (Johns Hopkins School of Medicine)“Perceiving Sickness: Gender, Narrative, and the Patient in Seventeenth-Century England”
Kristine Wirts (University of Texas, Pan American) “Huguenot Artisans and Early Modern Science and Technology”