Downloads for Press (Laura Shannon Prize)
Official 2018 Press Release
(UNDER EMBARGO until January 16, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. EDT)
"All book prizes are important, but the Laura Shannon Prize stands out in several ways. First: the link to the Nanovic Institute connects it with one of the foremost centres for European Studies research in the Anglophone world, a research and teaching forum committed to interdisciplinary work across the humanities. Second: the Institute recruits its Laura Shannon Prize jurors from among the leading authorities in this field worldwide—the list of current and former jurors is extraordinarily impressive. And third: the Prize brings with it the lustre of the Nanovic’s relationship with the research-intense University of Notre Dame, where it serves as a coordinating hub for scholars and students working in a wide range of humanities disciplines from within and beyond the university campus. This prize enjoys high visibility across the USA and in the UK and has established itself as a major landmark in the world of humanities research and publishing."
Sir Christopher Clark
Regius Professor of History, Cambridge University
2018 Award in the Humanities
The Work of the Dead
by Thomas W. Laqueur
2018 Honorable Mention
Empire & Revolution: The Political Life of Edmund Burke
by Richard Bourke
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