Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Awards and Fellowships

Hot on the heels of yesterday's Pulitzer announcement, some more exciting news:

- University of Richmond historian Woody Holton has landed a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation for research on his current book project: Abigail Adams, Entrepreneur. The full list of 2008 Guggenheim fellows is here. Also see this press release. Holton's article on this topic in the recent WMQ is fascinating, and I'm really looking forward to his continued work on the topic.

- The Organization of American Historians awarded their 2008 book prizes at the annual meeting in New York last weekend; I haven't been able to find a full list, but Marcus Rediker's The Slave Ship: A Human History won the Merle Curti Award, given to the "best book in social, intellectual, and/or cultural history." Well-deserved.

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