Along with this blog and our conference, one of the functions of the Society for U.S. Intellectual History is to give out a number of prizes for work in our subfield. Earlier this week, Kevin Schultz, President of the Society for U.S. Intellectual History, announced the winners of our two annual prizes: the S-USIH Book Award, for the best book in U.S. intellectual history published the previous year, and, for the first time this year, the Dorothy Ross Prize, given for the best article published in an academic journal by an emerging scholar (defined as a graduate student or someone within 5 years of receiving their PhD). This is an off year for our third award, the John Dewey Prize, which is given out every three years.
This year we have two co-winners for the S-USIH Book Award: Sarah Bridger’s Scientists at War: the Ethics of Cold War Weapons Research (Harvard University Press) and Daniel Immerwahr’s Thinking Small: The United States and the Lure of Development (Harvard University Press).
Our first Dorothy Ross Prize winner is Michael G. Thompson for “Sherwood Eddy, the Missionary Enterprise, and the Rise of Christian Internationalism in 1920s America,” Modern Intellectual History 12:1 (April 2015), 65-93.
Congratulations to all our prize winners! We hope to have more about them on the blog in the near future. And all will receive special recognition at our annual conference this coming fall in Stanford.