Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Prize Watch: Ontario Historical Society awards

This was back in June, but just came to me:  the history book and article awards of the OHS  (details here, covering also many historic site and history society awards):
Fred Landon Award: Richard White, for Planning Toronto: The Planners, The Plans, Their Legacies, 1940-80 (University of British Columbia Press, 2016)
Alison Prentice Award: Deborah Gorham, for Marion Dewar: A Life of Action (Second Story Press, 2016)

J. J. Talman Award: Sarah Bassnett, for Picturing Toronto: Photography and the Making of a Modern City (McGill-Queens University Press, 2016)

Riddell Award: Jeffrey McNairn, for “The common sympathies of our nature’: Moral Sentiments, Emotional Economies, and Imprisonment for Debt in Upper Canada,” published in Histoire sociale/Social History (2016)

Donald Grant Creighton Award: Steve Paikin, for Bill Davis: Nation Builder, and Not So Bland After All (Dundurn Press, 2016)

Huguenot Society of Canada Award: Mohamed Fahmy and Carol Shaben, for The Marriott Cell: An Epic Journey from Cairo's Scorpion Prison to Freedom (Penguin Random House, 2016)

Joseph Brant Award: Keith Jamieson and Michelle Hamilton, for Dr. Oronhyatekha: Security, Justice, and Equality (Dundurn Press, 2016)
I did not know there was a Huguenot Society Award -- or a Huguenot Society -- but it's for books about human rights and freedom of conscience, and The Marriott Cell is a terrific book, so: good.

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