Prizes & Awards

This page compiles information about awards, prizes, and other notable honors bestowed on Penn Press authors and publications, in descending chronological order. Communication concerning prizes and awards should be directed to uppprize@pobox.upenn.edu.

2014

Empires of Love: Europe, Asia, and the Making of Early Modern Identity
Carmen Nocentelli
Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literary Studies
Modern Language Association

Empires of Love: Europe, Asia, and the Making of Early Modern Identity
Carmen Nocentelli
Roland H. Bainton Book Prize in Literature
Sixteenth Century Society and Conference

The Mixed Multitude: Jacob Frank and the Frankist Movement, 1755-1816
Pawel Maciejko
Jordan Schnitzer Book Award
Association for Jewish Studies

Daughters of Parvati: Women and Madness in Contemporary India
Sarah Pinto
Eileen Basker Memorial Prize
Society for Medical Anthropology
American Anthropological Association

A New World of Labor: The Development of Plantation Slavery in the British Atlantic
Simon P. Newman
Book Prize
British Association for American Studies

Unearthed: The Landscapes of Hargreaves Associates
Karen M’Closkey
J. B. Jackson Book Prize
Foundation for Landscape Studies


2013

Next Year in Marienbad: The Lost Worlds of Jewish Spa Culture
Mirjam Zadoff. Translated by William Templer
Salo Baron Prize
American Academy for Jewish Research

In the Shadow of the Gallows: Race, Crime, and American Civic Identity
Jeannine Marie DeLombard
Robert K. Martin Prize
Canadian Association for American Studies

Intimate Enemies:Violence and Reconciliation in Peru
Kimberly Theidon
Honorable Mention
Eileen Basker Prize
Society for Medical Anthropology

Intimate Enemies:Violence and Reconciliation in Peru
Kimberly Theidon
Honorable Mention
Book Award for Human Rights in Latin America
Washington Office on Latin America-Duke University Libraries

Human Rights in Our Own Backyard: Injustice and Resistance in the United States
Edited by William T. Armaline, Davita Silfen Glasberg, and Bandana Purkayastha
Hirabayashi Book Award
American Sociological Association

Before Fiction: The Ancien Régime of the Novel
Nicholas D. Paige
Louis Gottschalk Prize
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

The Lost History of "Piers Plowman": The Earliest Transmission of Langland's Work
Lawrence Warner
Honorable Mention
Richard J. Finneran Award
Society for Textual Scholarship

A Glorious Enterprise: The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia and the Making of American Science
Robert McCracken Peck and Patricia Tyson Stroud. Photographs by Rosamond Purcell
Literary Award
The Athenaeum of Philadelphia

Sisters and Brothers of the Common Life: The Devotio Moderna and the World of the Later Middle Ages
John Van Engen
Haskins Medal
The Medieval Academy of America


2012

Engineering the Financial Crisis: Systemic Risk and the Failure of Regulation
Jeffrey Friedman and Wladimir Kraus
Outstanding Academic Title
Choice magazine

An Infinity of Nations: How the Native New World Shaped Early North America
Michael Witgen
Outstanding Academic Title
Choice magazine

The Measure of Woman: Law and Female Identity in the Crown of Aragon
Marie A. Kelleher
Premio del Rey Book Prize
American Historical Association

Unmarriages: Women, Men, and Sexual Unions in the Middle Ages
Ruth Mazo Karras
Joan Kelly Book Prize
American Historical Association

The Birth of Orientalism
Urs App
Book Prize
Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres

China Hand: An Autobiography
John Paton Davies, Jr.
Douglas Dillon Award
American Academy of Diplomacy

Rainforest Warriors: Human Rights on Trial
Richard Price
Senior Book Prize
American Ethnological Society

Rainforest Warriors: Human Rights on Trial
Richard Price
Best Book in Human Rights
American Political Science Association

The Mixed Multitude: Jacob Frank and the Frankist Movement, 1755-1816
Pawel Maciejko
Salo W. Baron Prize
American Academy for Jewish Research

On the Move for Love: Migrant Entertainers and the U.S. Military in South Korea
Sealing Cheng
Best Book in the Sociology of Sexualities
American Sociological Association

Lustration and Transitional Justice: Personnel Systems in the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland
Roman David
Award for Concept Analysis
International Political Science Association

Palestinian Ethnonationalism in Israel
Oded Haklai
Shapiro Best Book Award
Association for Israel Studies

A Life Spent Changing Places
Lawrence Halprin. Foreword by Laurie Olin
J. B. Jackson Book Prize
Foundation for Landscape Studies

Flora's Empire: British Gardens in India
Eugenia W. Herbert
J. B. Jackson Book Prize
Foundation for Landscape Studies

The Crusades and the Christian World of the East: Rough Tolerance
Christopher MacEvitt
John Nicholas Brown Prize
Medieval Academy of America


2011

Becoming the People of the Talmud: Oral Torah as Written Tradition in Medieval Jewish Cultures
Talya Fishman
National Jewish Book Award
Jewish Book Council

Miami: Mistress of the Americas
Jan Nijman
J. B. Jackson Prize
Association of American Geographers

Human Rights and State Security: Indonesia and the Philippines
Anja Jetschke
Cecil B. Currey Book Award
Association of Third World Studies

A New Nation of Goods: The Material Culture of Early America
David Jaffee
Fred Kniffen Book Prize
Pioneer America Society

Accessories to Modernity: Fashion and the Feminine in Nineteenth-Century France
Susan Hiner
Millia Davenport Publication Award
Costume Society of America

Images, Iconoclasm, and the Carolingians
Thomas F. X. Noble
Otto Gruendler Prize
Medieval Institute of America

Wonderful Blood: Theology and Practice in Late Medieval Northern Germany and Beyond
Caroline Walker Bynum
Haskins Medal
Medieval Institute of America

European Modernity and the Arab Mediterranean: Toward a New Philology and a Counter-Orientalism
Karla Mallette
Susanne M. Glasscock Humanities Book Prize
Texas A&M University

Buddhism and Islam on the Silk Road
Johan Elverskog
Award for Excellence in the Historical Study of Religion
American Academy of Religion

Not in This Family: Gays and the Meaning of Kinship in Postwar North America
Heather Murray
Lawrence W. Levine Award
Organization of American Historians

From Dictatorship to Democracy: An Insider's Account of the Iraqi Opposition to Saddam
Hamid al-Bayati
Outstanding Academic Title
Choice magazine

The Paradox of Relevance: Ethnography and Citizenship in the United States
Carol J. Greenhouse
Outstanding Academic Title
Choice magazine


2010

Affective Meditation and the Invention of Medieval Compassion
Sarah McNamer
Book-of-the-Year Award
Conference on Christianity and Literature

Medici Gardens: From Making to Design
Raffaella Fabiani Giannetto
Elizabeth Blair MacDougall Award
Society of Architectural Historians

Religion and Profit: Moravians in Early America
Katherine Carté Engel
Dale W. Brown Book Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Anabaptist and Pietist Studies
Elizabethtown College

The Inarticulate Renaissance: Language Trouble in an Age of Eloquence
Carla Mazzio
Roland H. Bainton Prize for Literature
Sixteenth Century Society and Conference

Paying the Toll: Local Power, Regional Politics, and the Golden Gate Bridge
Louise Nelson Dyble
Abel Wolman Award
Public Works Historical Society

Authorship and Publicity Before Print: Jean Gerson and the Transformation of Late Medieval Learning
Daniel Hobbins
Publication Award
Ohio Academy of History

The Origins of Jewish Secularization in Eighteenth-Century Europe
Shmuel Feiner
Prize for Jewish History
Zalman Shazar Center

Skyscraper: The Politics and Power of Building New York City in the Twentieth Century
Benjamin Flowers
Outstanding Academic Title
Choice magazine

The Hundred Years War, Volume 3: Divided Houses
Jonathan Sumption
Outstanding Academic Title
Choice magazine

The Incarnate Text: Imagining the Book in Reformation England
James Kearney
Outstanding Academic Title
Choice magazine

The War on Welfare: Family, Poverty, and Politics in Modern America
Marisa Chappell
Outstanding Academic Title
Choice magazine

Archives of American Time: Literature and Modernity in the Nineteenth Century
Lloyd Pratt
Outstanding Academic Title
Choice magazine

Buddhism and Islam on the Silk Road
Johan Elverskog
Outstanding Academic Title
Choice magazine

Virgil's Eclogues
Translated by Len Krisak. Introduction by Gregson Davis
Outstanding Academic Title
Choice magazine

Rival Queens: Actresses, Performance, and the Eighteenth-Century British Theater
Felicity Nussbaum
Outstanding Academic Title
Choice magazine

The Essential Dürer
Edited by Larry Silver and Jeffrey Chipps Smith
Outstanding Academic Title
Choice magazine


2009

The Incarnate Text: Imagining the Book in Reformation England
James Kearney
Book-of-the-Year Award
Conference on Christianity and Literature

Wonderful Blood: Theology and Practice in Late Medieval Northern Germany and Beyond
Caroline Walker Bynum
Otto Gründler Prize
Medieval Institute of America

Islamic Gardens and Landscapes
D. Fairchild Ruggles
J. B. Jackson Book Prize
Foundation for Landscape Studies

Crossing Borders: Love Between Women in Medieval French and Arabic Literatures
Sahar Amer
Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for comparative literary studies
Modern Language Association

Printing the Middle Ages
Siân Echard
Margaret Wade Labarge Prize
Canadian Society of Medievalists

Sisters and Brothers of the Common Life: The Devotio Moderna and the World of the Later Middle Ages
John Van Engen
John Gilmary Shea Prize
American Catholic Historical Association

Sisters and Brothers of the Common Life: The Devotio Moderna and the World of the Later Middle Ages
John Van Engen
Philip Schaff Prize
American Society of Church History

Authorship and Publicity Before Print: Jean Gerson and the Transformation of Late Medieval Learning
Daniel Hobbins
Jacques Barzun Prize for Cultural History
American Philosophical Society

The Way of Improvement Leads Home: Philip Vickers Fithian and the Rural Enlightenment in Early America
John Fea
Author Award for scholarly nonfiction
New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance

Untimely Matter in the Time of Shakespeare
Jonathan Gil Harris
Outstanding Academic Title
Choice magazine

When Broadway Was the Runway: Theater, Fashion, and American Culture
Marlis Schweitzer
Outstanding Academic Title
Choice magazine

Creating Human Rights: How Noncitizens Made Sex Persecution Matter to the World
Lisa S. Alfredson
Outstanding Academic Title
Choice magazine


2008

Mechthild of Magdeburg and Her Book: Gender and the Making of Textual Authority
Sara S. Poor
John Nicholas Brown Prize
Medieval Academy of America

The Garden of Delights: Reform and Renaissance for Women in the Twelfth Century
Fiona J. Griffiths
Margaret Wade Labarge Prize
Canadian Society of Medievalist

Theater of a City: The Places of London Comedy, 1598-1642
Jean E. Howard
Barnard Hewitt Award
American Society for Theatre Research

Producing Fashion: Commerce, Culture, and Consumers
Edited by Regina Lee Blaszczyk
"Best of the Best from the University Presses"
American Library Association

Aceh, Indonesia: Securing the Insecure State
Elizabeth F. Drexler
Cecil B. Currey Book Award
Third World Studies Association

Smack: Heroin and the American City
Eric C. Schneider
Kenneth Jackson Best Book Award
Urban History Association