Bound in Wedlock received two book prizes, and Nell Irvin Painter was recognized for lifetime achievement.
Keith Wailoo discusses the story of Dr. J. Marion Sims, who 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.
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.
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.
Michael Gordin discusses how he came to History of Science, and PAW spotlights a few of his books.
University of Hamburg
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.
Mae Ngai will present a 3-part lecture series:
Oct. 15 – "A Short History of an Idea"
Oct. 16 – "Immigration at the Turn of Two Centuries"
Oct. 17 – "Impossible Subjects"