Annibel Jenkins Biography Prize

 

The biennial Annibel Jenkins Prize is given to the author of the best book-length biography of a late seventeenth-century or eighteenth-century subject and carries an award of $1,000. The prize was named in honor of Annibel Jenkins, Professor of English (Emerita) at the Georgia Institute of Technology. A founding member of the Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, she was an outstanding teacher and scholar who has been for many years one of the most active and encouraging members of the academic community in America.

 

2017-2019

 

James Delbourgo, Collecting the World: Hans Sloane and Origins of the British Museum (Harvard University Press, 2017)

 

2015-2017 

 

Jane Kamensky, A Revolution in Color: The World of John Singleton Copley (W.W. Norton and Company, 2016)

 

2013-2015 

 

Michael Kwass, Contraband: Louis Mandrin and the Making of a Global Underground (Harvard University Press, 2014)

 

John B. Radner, Johnson and Boswell: A Biography of Friendship (Yale University Press, 2012)

 

2011-2013

 

Nicholas Phillipson, Adam Smith: An Enlightened Life (Yale University Press, 2010)

 

2008-2011 

 

William McCarthy, Anna Letitia Barbauld: Voice of the Enlightenment (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008)

 

Honorable Mention: Douglas Smith, The Pearl: A True Tale of Forbidden Love in Catherine the Great’s Russia (Yale University Press, 2009)

 

2006-2008

 

Joyce Chaplin, The First Scientific American: Benjamin Franklin and the Pursuit of Genius (Basic Books, 2006)

 

2004-2006

 

Vincent Carretta, Equiano The African: Biography of a Self-Made Man (University of Georgia Press, 2005)

 

Allan Greer, Mohawk Saint: Catherine Tekakwitha and the Jesuits (Oxford University Press, 2005)

 

2002-2004

 

George Marsden, Jonathan Edwards: A Life (Yale University Press, 2003)

 

2000-2002

 

Nicholas Boyle, Goethe, The Poet and the Age, Volume II, Revolution and Renunciation, 1790-1803 (Oxford University Press, 2000)

 

1997-2000

 

Nina Rattner Gelbart, The King's Midwife: A History and Mystery of Madame du Coudray (University of California Press, 1998)

 

1995-1997

 

Lloyd Kramer, Layfette in Two Worlds: Public Cultures and Personal Identities in an Age of Revolution (University of North Carolina Press, 1996)

 

Richard Wendorf, Sir Joshua Reynolds: The Painter in Society (Harvard University Press, 1996)