The Berkshire Conference of Women Historians is pleased to announce the following awards for books and articles published in 2019.
For a first book in any field of history that does not focus on the history of women, gender, and/or sexuality
2019 > Sarah A. Seo
Policing the Open Road: How Cars Transformed American Freedom (Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press, 2019).
Finalist for this award: Amy C. Offner
Sorting Out the Mixed Economy: The Rise and Fall of the Welfare and Developmental State in the Americas (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2019).
For a first book that deals substantially with the history of women, gender, and/or sexuality
2019 > Lauren Jae Gutterman
Her Neighbor’s Wife: A History of Lesbian Desire Within Marriage (Philadelphia PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019).
Finalist for this award: Katie L. Jarvis
Politics in the Marketplace: Work, Gender, and Citizenship in Revolutionary France (New York: Oxford University Press, 2019).
2018-2019 Berkshire Book Prizes Committee
- Amanda Herbert, Chair, Folger Library
- Christian Ayne Crouch, Bard College
- Crystal Feimster, Yale University
- Anna Krylova, Duke University
- Yumi Moon, Stanford University
- Michelle Nickerson, Loyola University Chicago
- Tatiana Seijas, Pennsylvania State University
For an article in the fields of the history of women, gender, and/or sexuality
2019 > Elisa Camiscioli, “Coercion and Choice: The ‘Traffic in Women’ between France and Argentina in the Early Twentieth Century,” French Historical Studies, Vol. 42, No. 3 (August 2019): 483-507.
For article in any field of history other than the history of women, gender, and/or sexuality
2019 > Bathsheba Demuth, “The Walrus and the Bureaucrat: Energy, Ecology, and Making the State in the Russian and American Arctic, 1870-1950,” The American Historical Review, Vol. 124, No. 2 (April 2019): 483–510.
2017-2018 Berkshire Article Prizes Committee
- Jennifer Nelson, Chair, Redlands University
- Tamar Carroll, Rochester Institute of Technology
- Mita Choudhury, Vassar College
- Margaret H. Darrow, Dartmouth College
- Marisa Fuentes, Rutgers University
- Katrina Gulliver, Independent Scholar
- Shirley Lim, Stony Brook University
- Betty C. Luther-Hillman, Exeter
- Barbara Molony, Santa Clara University