The Journal of the History of Ideas is pleased to announce the winner of the Morris D. Forkosch Prize ($2000) for the best book in intellectual history published in 2011: Edward Baring, for his The Young Derrida and French Philosophy 1945–1968, published in 2011 by Cambridge University Press.
The Journal of the History of Ideas is pleased to announce the winner of the Selma V. Forkosch Prize ($500) for the best article published in the Journal of the History of Ideas each year. The winners for 2010 are Ofer Gal and Raz Chen-Morris, for “Baroque Optics and the Disappearance of the Observer: From Kepler’s Optics to Descartes’ Doubt,” Volume 71, Number 2, pages 191–217.
The awards committee favors books which are published in English and which display some interdisciplinary range, demonstrate sound scholarship, and make an original contribution to the history of thought and culture.
Submissions are limited to the first book published by any author and to books published in English (no translations or collections of essays) pertaining to one or more of the major disciplines associated with “intellectual history” broadly conceived: viz., history (including the history of various arts and sciences), philosophy (including the philosophy of science, aesthetics, and other fields), political thought (including economics, social science, and anthropology), and literature (including literary criticism and theory). The judges will favor publications displaying sound scholarship, original conceptualization, and significant chronological and interdisciplinary scope. For further information please visit our website at http://jhi.pennpress.org. [End Page 671]