Recent Award Winners

Russian Hajj: Empire and the Pilgrimage to Mecca by Eileen Kane: Winner, Marshall Shulman Book Prize (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies); Honorable mention, Reginald Zelnik Prize (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies); Honorable mention, Heldt Prize for the Best Book in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian Women’s Studies (Association for Women in Slavic Studies)

Making Uzbekistan: Nation, Empire, and Revolution in the Early USSR by Adeeb Khalid: Winner, Reginald Zelnik Prize (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies)

The Merchants of Siberia: Trade in Early Modern Eurasia by Erika Monahan: Honorable Mention, Heldt Prize for the Best Book in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian Women’s Studies (Association for Women in Slavic Studies)

Brethren by Nature: New England Indians, Colonists, and the Origins of American Slavery by Margaret Ellen Newell: Winner, Peter J. Gomes Memorial Book Prize (Massachusetts Historical Society)

The Depths of Russia: Oil, Power, and Culture after Socialism by Douglas Rogers: Winner, Davis Center Book Prize (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies); Winner, Ed A. Hewett Book Prize (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies); Honorable Mention, Wayne S. Vucinich Book Prize (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies)

The Devil’s Chain: Prostitution and Social Control in Partitioned Poland by Keely Stauter-Halsted: Winner, Heldt Prize for the Best Book in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian Women’s Studies (Association for Women in Slavic Studies)

 

Recent Award Winners

Recent Award Winners

Necessary Luxuries: Books, Literature, and the Culture of Consumption in Germany, 1770–1815 by Matt Erlin is the winner of the DAAD Book Prize (German Studies Association)

The Consuming Temple: Jews, Department Stores, and the Consumer Revolution in Germany, 1880-1940 by Paul Lerner is the winner of the Dorothy Rosenberg Prize (American Historical Association)

Chariots of Ladies: Francesc Eiximenis and the Court Culture of Medieval and Early Modern Iberia by Nuria Silleras-Fernandez is the winner of the Premio del Rey (American Historical Association)

The Devil’s Chain: Prostitution and Social Control in Partitioned Poland by Keely Stauter-Halsted is the winner of the Joan Kelly Memorial Prize (American Historical Association)

Making and Unmaking Nations: War, Leadership, and Genocide in Modern Africa by Scott Straus is the winner of the Joseph S. Lepgold Book Prize (Georgetown University)

Recent Award Winners

Award-winning books in 2016 thus far

 

With the start of the academic year, let’s take a moment to recognize the many Cornell University Press titles that have received awards so far in 2016:

Honor, Vengeance, and Social Trouble: Pardon Letters in the Burgundian Low Countries Peter Arnade and Walter Prevenier
Honorable Mention, Phyllis Goodhart Gordan Book Prize (Renaissance Society of America)

Public Housing Myths: Perception, Reality, and Social Policy
Edited by Nicholas Dagen Bloom, Fritz Umbach, and Lawrence J. Vale
Winner, International Planning History Society Book Award

Islam in Saudi Arabia 
David Commins
Winner, Foreign Affairs 2015 Best Book of the Year (Middle East)

“No One Helped”: Kitty Genovese, New York City, and the Myth of Urban Apathy 
Marcia M. Gallo
Winner, Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Nonfiction
Winner, Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction (Publishing Triangle)

Whose Bosnia? Nationalism and Political Imagination in the Balkans, 1840–1914
Edin Hajdarpasic
Winner, Joseph Rothschild Prize in Nationalism and Ethnic Studies (Association for the Study of Nationalities) Continue reading “Award-winning books in 2016 thus far”

Award-winning books in 2016 thus far

Recent Award Winners

 

“No One Helped”: Kitty Genovese, New York City, and the Myth of Urban Apathy by Marcia M. Gallo is winner of the Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Non-fiction (Publishing Triangle) and is also a Lambda Literary Award Finalist (LGBT Nonfiction category)

Whose Bosnia?: Nationalism and Political Imagination in the Balkans, 1840–1914 by Edin Hajdarpasic is winner of the Joseph Rothschild Prize in Nationalism and Ethnic Studies (Association for the Study of Nationalities)

Emotional Diplomacy: Official Emotion on the International Stage by Todd H. Hall is Cowinner of the DPLST Book Prize (Diplomatic Studies Section of the International Studies Association)

Forgotten Foundations of Bretton Woods: International Development and the Making of the Postwar Order by Eric Helleiner is winner of the Francesco Guicciardini Prize for Best Book in Historical International Relations (Historical International Relations Section of the International Studies Association)

A Scrap of Paper: Breaking and Making International Law during the Great War by Isabel V. Hull is winner of the American Society of International Law Book Award

Making Uzbekistan: Nation, Empire, and Revolution in the Early USSR by Adeeb Khalid has received honorable mention for the Joseph Rothschild Prize in Nationalism and Ethnic Studies (Association for the Study of Nationalities)

Brethren by Nature: New England Indians, Colonists, and the Origins of American Slavery by Margaret Ellen Newell is winner of the James A. Rawley Prize in the History of Race Relations in the United States (Organization of American Historians)

Border Work: Spatial Lives of the State in Rural Central Asia by Madeleine Reeves is winner of the Alec Nove Prize in Russian, Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies (British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies)

Empire of Water: An Environmental and Political History of the New York City Water Supply by David Soll is cowinner of the Herbert H. Lehman Award (New York Academy of History at Columbia University)

The Government Next Door: Neighborhood Politics in Urban China by Luigi Tomba is winner of the Joseph Levenson Prize for Books in Chinese Studies, Post-1900 (Association for Asian Studies)

Women without Men: Single Mothers and Family Change in the New Russia by Jennifer Utrata is winner of the Mirra Komarovsky Book Award given by the Eastern Sociological Society

The Angola Horror: The 1867 Train Wreck That Shocked the Nation and Transformed American Railroads by Charity Vogel is cowinner of the Herbert H. Lehman Award (New York Academy of History at Columbia University)

Recent Award Winners

Recent Award Winners

 

For Fear of an Elective King: George Washington and the Presidential Title Controversy of 1789 by Kathleen Bartoloni-Tuazon is a Choice Magazine 2015 Outstanding Academic Title

Class Lives: Stories from Across our Economic Divide, edited by Chuck Collins, Jennifer Ladd, Maynard Seider, and Felice Yeskel, was shortlisted for the C. L. R. James Award given by the Working-Class Studies Association

From Development to Dictatorship: Bolivia and the Alliance for Progress in the Kennedy Era by Thomas C. Field Jr. is a Choice Magazine 2015 Outstanding Academic Title

“No One Helped”: Kitty Genovese, New York City, and the Myth of Urban Apathy by Marcia M. Gallo is Finalist in the Gay & Lesbian Non-Fiction category of the 2015 USA Best Book Awards given by USA Book News  Continue reading “Recent Award Winners”

Recent Award Winners

Mark Thompson wins 2015 Jan Michalski Prize for Literature

Mark Thompson, author of Birth Certificate: The Story of Danilo Kiš, has been named as the winner of the 2015 Jan Michalski Prize for Literature given by the Jan Michalski Foundation.

From the Foundation’s press release: “The Jan Michalski Prize for Literature is awarded each year by the Foundation to crown a work of world literature. An original feature of the Prize is its multicultural nature. It is open to authors from the world over and is intended to contribute to their international recognition. The Prize is awarded for a work of fiction or non-fiction, irrespective of the language in which it is written. The winner receives an amount of CHF 50,000 [USD 48,600 at today’s exchange rate], offering the possibility of greater dedication to her or his writing. To make up the jury, the Foundation has invited exceptional writers who are multilingual, selected for their knowledge of various literary genres, but particularly for their cultural openness.”

Mark Thompson wins 2015 Jan Michalski Prize for Literature

Marina Rustow named 2015 MacArthur Fellow

Congratulations to Marina Rustow, author of Heresy and the Politics of Community: The Jews of the Fatimid Caliphate, who has been named a 2015 MacArthur Fellow on the basis of her work with the Cairo Geniza texts. From the MacArthur Foundation’s description of Rustow’s work:

“In Heresy and the Politics of Community: The Jews of the Fatimid Caliphate (2008), Rustow focuses on the period from 909 to 1171 C.E. and upends long-accepted ideas about the relationship between two rival Jewish communities under Fatimid rule. Prior historians, basing their interpretation on literary polemics, had depicted the Rabbanites and Karaites (or Qaraites) of Egypt and Syria as factions bitterly divided by theological difference, the latter branded as heretics and marginalized. Rustow examined nonliterary Geniza documents (such as letters, legal contracts, and state petitions and decrees) and revealed a wealth of social, economic, and political transactions between the two groups. The finding calls into question the depth of the religious schism, suggesting a higher level of tolerance and cooperation than had been assumed.”

Marina Rustow named 2015 MacArthur Fellow

Recent Award Winners

Clothing the Clergy: Virtue and Power in Medieval Europe, c. 800–1200 by Maureen C. Miller is the winner of the John Gilmary Shea Prize (American Catholic Historical Association)

Compassionate Communalism: Welfare and Sectarianism in Lebanon by Melani Cammett is the winner of the winner of the Giovanni Sartori Book Award (Qualitative and Multi-Method Research Section of the American Political Science Association) and received Honorable Mention, Gregory Luebbert Best Book Award (Comparative Politics Section of the American Political Science Association)

Forgotten Foundations of Bretton Woods: International Development and the Making of the Postwar Order by Eric Helleiner is the winner of the Canadian Political Science Association Prize in International Relations

Nobility Lost: French and Canadian Martial Cultures, Indians, and the End of New France by Christian Ayne Crouch is winner of the Mary Alice and Philip Boucher Book Prize (French Colonial Historical Society)  Continue reading “Recent Award Winners”

Recent Award Winners

Recent Award Winners

The Baron’s Cloak: A History of the Russian Empire in War and Revolution by Willard Sunderland is the winner of the 2015 Ohio Academy of History Book Award

Blood Ties: Religion, Violence, and the Politics of Nationhood in Ottoman Macedonia, 1878–1908 by Ipek Yosmaoğlu is shortlisted for the 2015 Runciman Award given by the Anglo-Hellenic League

Forgotten Foundations of Bretton Woods: International Development and the Making of the Postwar Order by Eric Helleiner is shortlisted for the Canadian Political Science Association Prize in International Relations

Songs of the Factory: Pop Music, Culture, and Resistance by Marek Korczynski is shortlisted for the 2015 Thinking Allowed Ethnography Award given by the British Sociological Association and the British Broadcasting Company

Recent Award Winners