News and Announcements

Congratulations to our colleagues in History: Scott Sowerby’s book Making Toleration: The Repealers and the Glorious Revolution (Harvard, 2013) has won the Whitfield prize, awarded by the Royal Historical Society for the best first book in British or Irish history.

Deborah Cohen’s book Family Secrets: Shame and Privacy in Modern Britain (Oxford, 2013) has been awarded the American Historical Association’s Forkosch prize, for the best book in British, British imperial or British Commonwealth history, as well as the Stansky prize from the North American Conference on British Studies, awarded to the best book on any aspect of British studies since 1800.

And Helen Tilley, also in History, has won the Ludwik Fleck Prize from the Society for Social Studies of Science for her book Africa as a Living Laboratory: Empire, Development, and the Problem of Scientific Knowledge, 1870-1950 (Chicago, 2011).