Book History Essay Prize Winners

2022 Jennifer Manoukian, “Literary Translation and the Expansion of the Ottoman Armenian Reading Public, 1853–1884”

2021 Fan Wang, “How Late Imperial Chinese Literati Read Their Books: Inscribing, Collating, Excerpting”

2020 Mary Catherine Kinniburgh, The Postwar American Poet’s Library: An Archival Consideration with Charles Olson and the Maud/Olson Library”

2019 Amy Sopcak-Joseph, “Reconstructing and Gendering the Distribution Networks of Godey’s Lady’s Book in the Nineteenth Century

2018 Anna Wager, “Photographs, Pens, and Print: William Morris and the Technologies of Typography”

2017 Kathryn A. Schwartz, “Did Ottoman Sultans Ban Print?”

2016 Kristen Highland, “In the Bookstore: The Houses of Appleton and Book Cultures in Antebellum New York City” (additional material at Book History Unbound: “An Appleton Archive”)

2015 Elizabeth Della Zazzera, “Translating Revolutionary Time: French Republican Almanacs in the United States”

2014 Albert A. Palacios, “Preventing ‘Heresy’: Censorship and Privilege in Mexican Publishing, 1590–1612”

2013 Brigitte Beck Pristed, “Glasnost Noire: The Soviet and Post-Soviet Publication and Reception of James Hadley Chase”

2012 Elizabeth le Roux, “Book History in the African World: The State of the Discipline”

2011 Eva Mroczek, “Thinking Digitally About the Dead Sea Scrolls: Book History Before and Beyond the Book”

2010 Spencer D. C. Keralis, “Pictures of Charlotte: The Illustrated Charlotte Temple and Her Readers”

2009 Elizabeth Yale, “With Slips and Scraps: How Early Modern Naturalists Invented the Archive”

2008 Joanne Filippone Overty, “The Cost of Doing Scribal Business: Prices of Manuscript Books in England, 1300-1483”

2007 Matt Miller, “Composing the First Leaves of Grass: How Whitman Used His Early Notebooks”

2006 Melissa Free, “Un-Erasing CrusoeFarther Adventures in the Nineteenth Century”

Special citation for a distinguished article by an undergraduate student awarded to Emily Oswald, “Imagining Race: Illustrating the Poems of Paul Lawrence Dunbar”

2005 Priscilla May B. Jurilla, Florante at Laura and the History of the Filipino Book”

2004 Neil Safier, “‘…To Collect and Abridge…Without Changing Anything Essential’: Rewriting Incan History at the Parisian Jardin du Roi”

2003 Rebecca Rego Barry, “The Neo-Classics: (Re)Publishing the ‘Great Books’ in the United States in the 1990s”

2002 Matt Cohen, “Morton’s Maypole and the Indians: Publishing in Early New England”

2001 Eric Lupfer, “Before Nature Writing: Houghton, Mifflin and Company and the Invention of the Outdoor Book, 1880-1900”