David Brion Davis, founding director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition and Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale University, has won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction for his book
Historian Carl N. Degler, president of the American Historical Association in 1986 and Margaret Byrne Professor of American History, Emeritus, at Stanford University, passed away on December 27 at the age of 93.
The National Women’s History Project has selected AHA President-elect Vicki Ruiz, a scholar of Latina history at the University of California, Irvine, as a 2015 honoree for National Women’s History Month. The award will be conferred on March 28, 2015, at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles.
On October 14, the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences awarded a Wilbur Cross Medal—the school’s highest honor—to historian and past AHA president Thomas C. Holt.
The University of Notre Dame recently announced that it will open the Donald R. Keough School of Global Affairs, its first new college in nearly a century.
On September 18, the Wilderness Society presented environmental historian and University of Wisconsin-Madison professor William Cronon with its highest citizen’s honor, the Robert Marshall Award.
On September 17, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation named its 2014 class of MacArthur Fellows, recognizing talented individuals from a wide range of fields “who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits.”
The William and Mary Quarterly recently announced the winners of three of its prizes, the Douglass Adair Memorial Award, the Lester J. Cappon Award, and the Richard L. Morton Award.