Department of History

Brian Lander and Tara Nummedal Win American Historical Association 2022 Prizes

Brian Lander (pictured left), Stanley J. Bernstein Assistant Professor of History and the Environment and Society, was awarded the James Henry Breasted Prize in any field of history prior to CE 1000 for his book The King’s Harvest: A Political Ecology of China from the First Farmers to the First Empire (Yale Books).

A book co-edited by Tara Nummedal (pictured right), Furnace and Fugue: A Digital Edition of Michael Maier’s Atalanta fugiens (1618) with Scholarly Commentary (UVA Press 2020), has been awarded the Roy Rosenzweig Prize for Creativity in Digital History by the American Historical Association. 

It is also Brown University Library's first born-digital publication, developed by the Brown Center for Digital Scholarship (CDS).

Furnace and Fugue allows contemporary readers to hear, see, manipulate, and investigate Atalanta fugiens in ways that were perhaps imagined when it was composed but were simply impossible to realize before now.

Read more about the American Historical Association's 2022 prize recipients