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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 colleagues in History: Scott Sowerby’s book Making Toleration: The Repealers and the Glorious Revolution (Harvard, 2013) has won the Whitfield prize, awarded by the Royal Historical Society for the best first book in British or Irish history.

Deborah Cohen’s book Family Secrets: Shame and Privacy in Modern Britain (Oxford, 2013) has been awarded the American Historical Association’s Forkosch prize, for the best book in British, British imperial or British Commonwealth history, as well as the Stansky prize from the North American Conference on British Studies, awarded to the best book on any aspect of British studies since 1800.

And Helen Tilley, also in History, has won the Ludwik Fleck Prize from the Society for Social Studies of Science for her book Africa as a Living Laboratory: Empire, Development, and the Problem of Scientific Knowledge, 1870-1950 (Chicago, 2011).