From the Affiliated Societies column in the April 2013 issue of Perspectives on History
Affiliated Societies: The Forum on European Expansion and Global Interaction
AHA Staff, April 2013
FEEGI announces the winners of its new biennial awards for outstanding scholarship. The winner of the 2013 Biennial Article Prize is Sebastian Prange (assistant professor of history, Univ. of British Columbia) for his article "A Trade of No Dishonor: Piracy, Commerce, and Community in the Western Indian Ocean, Twelfth to Sixteenth Century," published in American Historical Review 116 (2011).
Honorable mention for the Article Prize is awarded to Randy M. Browne (assistant professor of history, Xavier Univ.) for his article "The 'Bad Business' of Obeah: Power, Authority, and the Politics of Slave Culture in the British Caribbean," published in William and Mary Quarterly 68, no. 3 (2011).
The winner of the 2013 FEEGI Biennial Book Prize is Brett Rushforth (associate professor of history, Coll. of William and Mary) for Bonds of Alliance: Indigenous and Atlantic Slaveries in New France (Univ. of North Carolina Press for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, 2012).
The winner of the 2012 prize for best paper presented by a graduate student at the FEEGI Biennial Conference is Ernesto Bassi for "Turning South before Swinging East: Geopolitics and Geopolitical Imagination in the Southwestern Caribbean after the American Revolution." Ernesto was a graduate student in the history department at the University of California, Irvine when he presented his paper at the April 2012 FEEGI meeting. He has since completed his dissertation and is now assistant professor of history at Cornell University.
FEEGI plans to hold its next biennial meeting in New Orleans during spring 2014. More information on FEEGI can be found at www.feegi.org.
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