Louis Gottschalk Prize Recipients

 

The Louis Gottschalk Prize recognizes an outstanding historical or critical study on the eighteenth century and carries an award of $1,000. Louis Gottschalk (1899-1975) was the second President of ASECS, a President of the American Historical Association, and for many years Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago; his scholarship exemplified the humanistic ideals that this award is meant to encourage.

 

2019

 

Paola Bertucci, Artisanal Enlightenment: Science and the Mechanical Arts in Old Regime France

Yale University Press

 

2018

 

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

 

Honorable Mention:

Jonathan Lamb, Scurvy: The Disease of Discovery

Princeton University Press

 

Honorable Mention:

Jennifer Van Horn, The Power of Objects in Eighteenth-Century British America

Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, University of North Carolina Press

 

2017

 

John O’Brien, Literature Incorporated: The Cultural Unconscious of the Business Corporation, 1650-1850

University of Chicago Press

 

2016

 

Rebecca Spang, Stuff and Money in the Time of the French Revolution

Harvard University Press

 

Honorable Mention:

Susan S. Lanser, The Sexuality of History: Modernity and the Sapphic, 1565-1830 

University of Chicago Press

 

2015

 

Vittoria Di Palma, Wasteland: A History 

Yale University Press

 

2014

 

William B. Warner, Protocols of Liberty: Communication Innovation and the American Revolution

University of Chicago Press.

 

2013

Nicholas D. Paige, Before Fiction: The Ancien Regime of the Novel

University of Pennsylvania Press

 

2012

 

David Eltis and David Richardson, Atlas of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Yale University Press

 

2011

 

Margaret Cohen, The Novel and the Sea

Princeton University Press

 

2010

 

David Hancock, Oceans of Wine: Madeira and the Emergence of American Trade and Taste

Yale University Press.

 

2009

 

Vincent Brown, The Reaper's Garden: Death and Power in the World of Atlantic Slavery

Harvard University Press.

 

2008

 

David A. Bell, The First Total War: Napoleon’s Europe and the Birth of Warfare as We Know It

Houghton Mifflin

 

2007

 

Martin Brückner, The Geographic Revolution in Early America 

University of North Carolina Press

 

Honorable Mention:

Michael McKeon, The Secret History of Domesticity: Public, Private, and the Division of Knowledge

The Johns Hopkins University Press

 

2006
 

David Marshall, The Frame of Art: Fictions of Aesthetic Experience, 1750-1815

The Johns Hopkins University Press

 

2005

 

Dror Wahrman, The Making of the Modern Self: Identity and Culture in Eighteenth-Century England

Yale University Press

 

2004

 

Mary Terrall, The Man Who Flattened the Earth: Maupertuis and the Sciences in the Enlightenment

University of Chicago Press

 

2003

 

Ellen T. Harris

Handel as Orpheus: Voice and Desire in the Chamber Cantatas

Harvard University Press

 

2002

 

Daniel K. Richter, Facing East from Indian Country: A Native History of Early America

Harvard University Press

 

2001

 

Rebecca L. Spang, The Invention of the Restaurant: Paris and Modern Gastronomic Culture

Harvard University Press

 

2000

 

Mary Poovey, A History of the Modern Fact: Problems of Knowledge in the Sciences of Wealth and Society

University of Chicago Press

 

1999

 

Adrian Johns, The Nature of the Book: Print and Knowledge in the Making

University of Chicago Press

 

1998

 

Stuart Sherman, Telling Time: Clocks, Diaries and English Diurnal Form 1660-1785

University of Chicago Press

 

1997

 

Steven L. Kaplan, The Bakers of Paris and the Bread Question 1700-1775

Cornell University Press

 

1996

 

Susan Juster, Disorderly Women: Sexual Politics and Evangelicalism in Revolutionary New England

University of Michigan Press

 

1995

 

Daniel Vickers, Farmers and Fishermen: Two Centuries of Work in Essex County, Massachusetts, 1630-1850

University of North Carolina Press

 

1994

 

Gananath Obeyesekere, The Apotheosis of Captain Cook: European Mythmaking in the Pacific

Princeton University Press

 

Honorable Mention:

Madelyn Gutwirth, The Twilight of the Goddesses: Women and Representation in the French Revolutionary Era

Rutgers University Press

 

1992 & 1993

 

Joseph M. Levine, The Battle of the Books: History and Literature in the Augustan Age

Cornell University Press

 

Barbara Maria Stafford, Body Criticism: Imaging the Unseen in Enlightenment Art and Medicine

MIT Press

 

1991

 

J. Paul Hunter, Before Novels: The Cultural Contexts of Eighteenth-Century English Fiction

W.W. Norton

 

1990

 

Felicity A. Nussbaum, The Autobiographical Subject: Gender and Ideology in Eighteenth-Century England

The Johns Hopkins University Press

 

Jeremy D. Popkin, News and Politics in the Age of Revolution

Cornell University Press

 

1989

 

Damie Stillman, English Neo-Classical Architecture 

Zwemmer

 

1988

 

John Bender, Imagining the Penitentiary: Fiction and the Architecture of Mind in Eighteenth-Century England

University of Chicago Press

 

1987

 

J.M. Beattie, Crime and the Courts in England, 1660-1800

Princeton University Press

 

1986

 

Michael Mooney, Vico in the Tradition of Rhetoric

Princeton University Press

 

1985

 

David B. Morris, Alexander Pope: The Genius of Sense

Harvard University Press

 

1984

 

Irvin Ehrenpreis, Swift: The Man, His Work, and the Age

Harvard University Press

 

1983

 

John Sitter, Literary Loneliness in Mid-Eighteenth-Century England

Cornell University Press

 

1982

 

H.C. Robbins Landon, Haydn: A Documentary Study 

Rizzoli

 

1981

 

Michael Fried, Absorption and Theatricality: Painting and Beholder in the Age of Diderot

University of California Press

 

1980

 

James L. Clifford, Dictionary Johnson: Samuel Johnson's Middle Years

McGraw-Hill

 

1979

 

Morris R. Brownell, Alexander Pope and the Arts of Georgian England 

Clarendon Press

 

1978

 

John G.A. Pocock, The Political Writings of James Harrington

Cambridge University Press

 

1977

 

Margaret C. Jacob, The Newtonians and the English Revolution, 1689-1720

Cornell University Press