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The Americas 63.4 (2007) 649-650

Inter-American Notes

Awards, Fellowships & Prizes

Conference on Latin American History

As announced at its luncheon on January 5, 2007 at the American Historical Association in Atlanta, the Conference on Latin American History recognized the superb achievement of the following scholars:

The Bolton-Johnson Prize (For best book in English on any significant aspect of Latin American History [$1,000 award]):

Florencia Mallon, Courage Tastes of Blood: The Mapuche Community of Nicolás Ailío and the Chilean State, 1906-2001 (Duke University Press, 2005).

Honorable Mention: Susan Ramírez, To Feed and Be Fed: The Cosmological Bases of Authority and Identity in the Andes (Stanford University Press, 2005).

The Conference on Latin American History Prize (For most distinguished article published other than in HAHR or The Americas [$200 award])

Hal Langfur, "Moved by Terror: Frontier Violence as Cultural Exchange in Late-Colonial Brazil," Ethnohistory (Spring 2005).

Honorable Mention: Christine Ehrick, "To Serve the Nation: Juvenile Mothers, Paternalism, and State Formation in Uruguay, 1910-1930," Social Science History 29:3 (Fall 2005), pp. 489-518.

The Tibesar Prize (For most distinguished article in The Americas [$200 award]):

Camilla Townsend, "'What in the World Have You Done to Me, My Lover?' Sex, Servitude, and Politics among the Pre-Conquest Nahuas as Seen in the Cantares Mexicanos," 62:3 (January 2006), pp. 349-389. [End Page 649]

The James Alexander Robertson Memorial Prize (For most distinguished article in Hispanic American Historical Review [$200 award]):

Carmen Diana Deere and Magdalena León, "Liberalism and Married Women's Property Rights in Nineteenth-Century Latin America," 85:4, pp. 627-678.

The Lewis Hanke Prize (Supports transformation of dissertation into book [$1,000 award]):

Thomas Rogers, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, "The Deepest Wounds: The Laboring Landscapes of Sugar in Northeastern Brazil"

The Lydia Cabrera Award for Cuban Historical Studies (Supports study of Cuba between 1492 and 1868 [$5,000 award]):

Eric Paul (University of California, Davis), "Enlightenment Slavery: The Cuban Plantation Complex in the Age of Revolution"

David Wheat (Vanderbilt University), "Shouldering the Golden Age: Africans & Afrocreoles in Havana, 1580-1640"

Marianne Samayoa (University of Minnesota), "Shaping Health Care in Early Nineteenth-Century Cuba"

The James R. Scobie Memorial Award (Supports a exploratory research trip abroad to determine the feasibility of a Ph. D. dissertation topic dealing with some facet of Latin American history [$1,000 award]):

Christina Heisser (Indiana University), "Thanks to the Virgin: Religious Devotion and Migration in Twentieth-Century Mexico"

Sophia Koutsoyannis (York University), "Popular Music and Identity in Mexico City, 1930-1960"

Uri Rosenheck (Emory University), "Fighting for Home Abroad: Citizen-Soldiers, Race and Politics in Brazil during World War II"

Federico Sor (New York University), "'Reorganization of Personality': Education Reform and the Military Construction of Argentine Subjects, 1976-1981"

Distinguished Service Award (Conferred annually upon a person whose career in scholarship, teaching, publishing, librarianship, institutional development or other fields demonstrates significant contributions to the advancement of the study of Latin American history in the United States [$500 award and a plaque suitably inscribed]

Georgette Dorn


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