Michigan faculty and graduates rack up AHA awards.


By telf
Nov 02, 2012 Bookmark and Share

Gabrielle Hecht is co-winner of the AHA's Martin A. Klein Prize for African History for her new book Being Nuclear: Africans and the Global Uranium Trade (MIT Press).

Brian Porter-Szucs has won the Kulczycki Book Prize for Polish Studies for his new book Faith and Fatherland: Catholicism, Modernity, and Poland (Oxford University Press).

For their new book Freedom Papers: An Atlantic Odyssey in the Age of Emancipation (Harvard University Press), Rebecca Scott and Jean Hebrard have received not only the AHA's 2012 Albert Beveridge Book Award for the best book in English on the history of the United States, Latin America, or Canada from 1892 to the Present, but also the AHA's James A. Rawley Prize in Atlantic History.

Our former student Natalie Rothman, a graduate of the Anthropology-History Joint Ph.D. Program, now teaching as Associate Professor in History at the University of Toronto- Scarborough, has been awarded the Herbert Baxter Adams Prize of the AHA and the Marraro Prize of the Italian Historical Society for her book, Brokering Empire: Trans-Imperial Subjects between Venice and Istanbul (Cornell University Press).

Mary Kelley has been selected as the Mellon Distinguished Scholar at the American Antiquarian Society for 2013-2014.

Victor Lieberman's 2-volume magnum opus, Strange Parallels: Southeast Asia in Global Context, c.800-1830 (Cambridge University Press), was the lead Featured Review in the current American Historical Review, which opened by proclaiming it "the most important work of history produced so far this century."