Winning Books & Authors

2014 Laura Shannon Prize

Winner of the Humanities cycle

Modernity and Bourgeois Life

Modernity and Bourgeois Life: Society, Politics and Culture in England, France and Germany since 1750

Author: Jerrold Seigel
(Cambridge University Press, 2012)

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2013 Laura Shannon Prize

Winner of the History and Social Sciences cycle

Shattered Spaces by Michael Meng

Shattered Spaces: Encountering Jewish Ruins in Postwar Germany and Poland

Author: Michael Meng
(Harvard University Press, 2011)

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2012 Laura Shannon Prize

Winner of the Humanities cycle

The Hebrew Republic by Eric Nelson

The Hebrew Republic: Jewish Sources and the Transformation of European Political Thought

Author: Eric Nelson
(Harvard University Press, 2010)

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2011 Laura Shannon Prize

Winner of the History and Social Sciences cycle

Kidnapped Souls by Tara Zahra

Kidnapped Souls: National Indifference and the Battle for Children in the Bohemian Lands 1900-1948

Author: Tara Zahra
(Cornell University Press, 2008)

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2010 Laura Shannon Prize

Winner of the Humanities cycle

Cover of Europe in Theory

Europe (in Theory)

Author: Robert M. Dainotto
(Duke University Press, 2007)

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Honorable Mentions

Beyond the Mother Tongue: The Postmonolingual Condition

Beyond the Mother Tongue

2014 Honorable Mention

Author: Yasemin Yildiz
(Fordham University Press, 2012)
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1989: The Struggle to Create Post-Cold War Europe

1989: The Struggle to Create Post-Cold War Europe

2011 Honorable Mention

Author: Mary Elise Sarotte
(Princeton University Press 2009)
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Cultural Capitals: Early Modern London and Paris

Cultural Capitals: Early Modern London and Paris

2010 Honorable Mention

Author: Karen Newman
(Princeton University Press 2007)
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Cosmopolitical Claims: Turkish-German Literatures from Nadolny to Pamuk

Cosmopolitical Claims: Turkish-German Literatures from Nadolny to Pamuk

2010 Honorable Mention

Author: B. Venkat Mani
(Iowa University Press 2007)
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