News and Announcements

Stephen Eisenman‘s curated exhibition, “William Blake and the Age of Aquarius,” is showing at the Block Museum from September 23, 2017 to March 11, 2018. The exhibition considers “parallels between Blake’s time and mid-twentieth-century America” and assesses how “Blake’s art, poetry and political ideas had unique currency in postwar America.” All are strongly encouraged to attend.

Congratulations to our Cluster students in History: Will Cavert (Ph.D., 2011) has won the Whitfield prize, awarded by the Royal Historical Society, and the John Ben Snow prize, awarded by the North American Conference on British Studies. Ruby Daily has won the NACBS’ Dissertation Fellowship. And Katya Maslakowski, the NACBS’ Pre-Dissertation Grant.

Last year, in faculty news, Scott Sowerby’s book Making Toleration: The Repealers and the Glorious Revolution (Harvard, 2013) won the Whitfield prize for the best first book in British or Irish history. Deborah Cohen’s Family Secrets: Shame and Privacy in Modern Britain (Oxford, 2013) was awarded the American Historical Association’s Forkosch prize for the best book in British, British imperial or British Commonwealth history, and the Stansky prize from the North American Conference on British Studies, awarded the best book on any aspect of British studies since 1800. And Helen Tilley, also in History, won the Ludwik Fleck prize from the Society for Social Studies of Science, for Africa as a Living Laboratory: Empire, Development, and the Problem of Scientific Knowledge, 1870-1950 (Chicago, 2011).