The award celebrates writing on the subject of African American history and culture by awarding a $25,000 prize to the author of an exceptional adult non-fiction book written in a literary style.
Keith Wailoo Appeared in The Eugenics Crusade, a PBS American Experience Documentary
The Eugenics Crusade tells the story of the unlikely –– and largely unknown –– movement that turned the fledgling scientific theory of heredity into a powerful instrument of social control.
Bound in Wedlock and Nell Irvin Painter Recognized by AHA
Bound in Wedlock received two book prizes, and Nell Irvin Painter was recognized for lifetime achievement.
Historical Aspects of Race and Medicine: The Case of J. Marion Sims
Sims was praised as a “father of modern gynecology” for his pathbreaking surgical treatment of vesico-vaginal fistula, but vilified because he developed the technique by experimenting on enslaved women in Alabama in the 1840s.
Conference to Honor Professor Hendrik Hartog
This conference will honor the scholarly contributions of Hendrik “Dirk” Hartog, Class of 1921 Bicentennial Professor in the History of American Law and Liberty.
The National Book Award for Translated Literature will honor both author and translator, and aims to broaden readership for global voices and spark dialogue around international stories.
The U.N. Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has concluded that the government of Iran has “no legal basis” for Xiyue Wang's arrest and detention and that his “deprivation of liberty is arbitrary.”
Katja Guenther speaks with Perspectives on History about her career path and her current research.
Janet Kay, Society of Fellows and History, will use her Magic Project award to prepare a Freshman Seminar, Archaeology As History: Studying the Past by Digging in the Dirt.