With the death of Michael H. Hunt in 2018, the profession suffered a profound loss. However, his family, friends, and former students have worked to ensure that his legacy of outstanding international scholarship would continue by endowing the Michael H. Hunt Prize for International History to recognize the best first book on any aspect of international or global history since the mid-19th century that makes substantial use of historical records in more than one language. The Hunt Prize Committee, chaired by Alan McPherson (a former Hunt student) and including Jessica Gienow-Hecht and Nathan Citino, is proud to announce that:
The inaugural Michael H. Hunt Prize in International History is to be shared by two authors, Giuliana Chamedes and Amy Offner, whose books exemplify the methods that Hunt helped pioneer: the deep knowledge of multi-lingual resource bases and the transformation of such understanding into significant interpretive advances in international history.
Giuliana Chamedes is the author of A Twentieth-Century Crusade: The Vatican's Battle to Remake Christian Europe (Harvard University Press, 2019).
Amy Offner is the author of Sorting out the Mixed Economy: The Rise and Fall of Welfare and Developmental States in the Americas (Princeton University Press, 2019).
For more information: https://mailchi.mp/12b40e357fd0/shafr-news-prize-winners