Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era
Prize and Award Recipients
SHGAPE sponsors several prizes and awards, in order to encourage scholarship in the field and to recognize scholars whose contributions to the study of the GAPE, or whose service to SHGAPE, merits special attention.
· The Vincent DeSantis Book Prize
The Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (SHGAPE) recently initiated the Vincent P. DeSantis Book Prize. The prize will be awarded in odd-numbered years for the best book treating any aspect of United States history in the period 1865-1920 published during the two years preceding the year of the award. It must be the author's first book. The prize is given in honor of Vincent P. DeSantis, Emeritus Professor of History, University of Notre Dame, a distinguished historian of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era.
The prize will be awarded at the SHGAPE luncheon held at the Organization of American Historians annual meeting. The winner of the prize will receive $500 and a certificate from the SHGAPE. The next prize will offerred in 2015 for books published in 2013 and 2014. An award committee is being assembled now and will be announced by summer 2012.
Vincent P. DeSantis Book Prize Recipients
2013 -- DeSantis Prize Winner -- Julia C. Ott, When Wall Street Met Main Street: The Quest for an Investors' Democracy (Harvard University Press, 2011)
2011 -- DeSantis Prize Winner -- David Suisman, Selling Sounds: The Commercial Revolution in American Music (Harvard University Press, 2009)
2009 -- DeSantis Prize Winner -- Thomas G. Andrews, Killing for Coal: America's Deadliest Labor War (Harvard University Press, 2008).
2009 -- Honorable Mention -- Charles Postel, The Populist Vision (Oxford University Press, 2007)
· The Fishel-Calhoun Article Prize
The Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (SHGAPE) holds a biennial competition for the Fishel-Calhoun Prize for the best article dealing with any aspect of United States history between 1865 and 1917.
The prize is open to new scholars, currently defined as graduate students or PhD's who received their doctorate since 1999 and who have not yet published a book. The winner of the prize will receive $250 and a certificate a certificate from the SHGAPE at the Society's annual OAH luncheon. The award winner also is asked to serve on the next Fishel-Calhoun Prize Committee.
Fishel-Calhoun Article Prize Recipients
2012 -- Stephen Wertheim, "The League That Wasn't: American Designs for a Legalist-Sanctionist League of Nations and the Intellectual Origins of International Organization, 1914-1920," Diplomatic History 35 (Nov. 2011): 797-836.
2010 -- Ann Marie Wilson, "In the Name of God, Civilization, and Humanity: The United States and the Armenian Massacres of the 1890s," Le Mouvement Social 227 (April-June 2009): 27-44.
2008 -- Robert MacDougall, "Long Lines: AT&T's Long-Distance Network as an Organizational and Political Strategy," Business History Review 80 (Summer 2006): 297-327.
2006 -- Michael Ayers Trotti, "Murder Made Real: The Visual Revolution of the Halftone," Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 111 (2003): 379-410.
2004 -- Christopher Capozzola, "The Only Badge Needed Is Your Patriotic Fervor: Vigilance, Coercion, and the Law in World War I America," Journal of American History 88 (March 2002): 1354-1382.
2002 -- David Igler, "The Industrial Far West: Region and Nation in the Late Nineteenth Century," Pacific Historical Review 69 (May 2000): 159-192.
2000 -- Michael Willrich, "The Two Percent Solution: Eugenics Jurisprudence and the Socialization of American Law, 1900-1930," Law and History Review 16 (Spring 1998): 63-111.
1998 -- Daniel Letwin, "Interracial Unionism, Gender, and 'Social Equality' in the Alabama Coalfields, 1878-1908," Journal of Southern History 61 (1995): 519-554.
1996 -- Lawrence Glickman, "Inventing the 'American Standard of Living': Gender, Race, and Working-Class Identity, 1880-1925," Labor History 34 (1993): 221-235.
· The Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era Best Article Prize
The Best Article Prize is awarded in even-numbered years to the author of the best article published in The Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era during the two years preceding the year of the award. The winner will receive an honorarium and a certificate from the SHGAPE at the Society's annual OAH luncheon.
Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era Best Article Prize Recipients
2012 -- Jonathan Zimmerman, "Simplified Spelling and the Cult of Efficiency in the 'Progressiv' Era," Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era 9 (July 2010): 365-394
2010 -- Julia F. Irwin, "Nation Building and Rebuilding: The American Red Cross in Italy During the Great War," Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era 8 (July 2009): 407-439.
2008 -- Gregory Michael Dorr, "Defective or Disabled? Race, Medicine, and Eugenics in Progressive Era Virginia and Alabama," Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era 5 (October 2006): 359-392.
· The Roger D. Bridges Distinguished Service Award
Awarded by the SHGAPE Executive Council at its discretion to no more than two members of the Society who have contributed especially valuable and distinguished service to the SHGAPE. The President shall announce the Roger D. Bridges Dinstinguished Service Award recipient(s) at the annual luncheon held during the annual meeting. The recipient(s) of the award shall receive a commemorative plaque or certificate from the SHGAPE.
Roger D. Bridges Distinguished Service Award Recipients
2010 -- Thomas Culbertson, Executive Director, Rutherford B. Hayes Center
2009 -- Charles Calhoun, Professor of History, East Carolina University
2008 -- Walter Nugent, Tackes Professor of History Emeritus, University of Notre Dame
2007 -- Roger D. Bridges, Executive Director, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center
· The Distinguished Historian of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era Award
Selected by the immediate past President, the current President, and the President-Elect of the Society in odd-numbered years, the Distinguished Historian addresses the luncheon meeting of the Society held at the meeting of the Organization of American Historians. The Distinguished Historian receives a commemorative plaque or certificate and an honorarium from the SHGAPE.
NOTE: For more information about these and other awards offered by the Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive era please see the Prizes and Awards Page.
Last updated August 17, 2013
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