The American Historical Association has announced the winners of its 2018 prizes, honoring exceptional books, distinguished teaching and mentoring in the classroom, public history, and other historical projects.
Michelle Armstrong-Partida, Member in the School of Historical Studies, has won the Premio del Rey for a distinguished book in English in the field of early Spanish history for Defiant Priests: Domestic Unions, Violence, and Clerical Masculinity in Fourteenth-Century Catalunya (Cornell University Press, 2017).
Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra, Member (1998) in the School of Historical Studies, has won the Nancy Lyman Roelker Mentorship Award for teachers of history who taught, guided, and inspired their students in a way that changed their lives.
James Delbourgo, Member (2011) in the School of Historical Studies, has won the Leo Gershoy Award in the fields of 17th- and 18th-century Western European history for Collecting the World: Hans Sloane and the Origins of the British Museum (Belknap Press, 2017).
Axel Körner, Member (2007) in the School of Historical Studies, has won the Helen and Howard R. Marraro Prize in Italian history or Italian-American relations for America in Italy: The United States in the Political Thought and Imagination of the Risorgimento, 1763–1865 (Princeton University Press, 2017).
Kenda Mutongi, Member (2004–2005) in the School of Social Science, has won the Martin A. Klein Prize in African history for Matatu: A History of Popular Transportation in Nairobi (University of Chicago Press, 2017).
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