Congratulations to James Monroe and David Wright, whose book Butterflies of Pennsylvania, won the 2017 National Outdoor Book Award, nature guidebook category. More information.
Congratulations to Jeanne Kisacky, author of Rise of the Modern Hospital: An Architectural History of Health and Healing, 1870-1940, winner of the 2017 International Society for Landscape, Place, and Material Culture (ISLPMC) Fred B. Kniffen Award. The Society seeks to encourage and recognize books by authors regarding material culture in North America. Named for the renowned geographer, Fred Kniffen, the prize in his honor is granted annually for the best book in the field published within two years of the award.
On September 15, 2017, at the residence of the Peruvian Ambassador to the United States, Dr. Sara Castro-Klarén, coeditor of the Pitt Illuminations Series was awarded Peru’s highest distinction, the Order of the Sun [La Orden del Sol del Perú] in the rank of Commander, on behalf of the President of Peru for her outstanding scholarly contributions to the study of Peru’s literature and cultural history in modern and post-colonial periods as well as to the field of Latin American Studies at-large. Castro-Klarén is also coeditor of the book Inca Garcilaso and Contemporary World-Making.
Congratulations to Alex Levine, whose translation of Exploratory Experiments by Freidrich Steinle has won the Ungar German Translations Award from the American Translators Association.