Friday, December 1, 2017

BHC Members Awarded 2017 AHA Prizes

The American Historical Association has announced the winners of its awards for 2017 in advance of the 2018 meeting in Washington, D.C. Among them are two distinguished BHC members:
Roger Horowitz, director of the program on Business, Technology, and Society at the Hagley Museum and Library and long-time secretary treasurer of the Business History Conference, has been awarded the Dorothy Rosenberg Prize in the history of the Jewish diaspora for his book Kosher USA: How Coke Became Kosher and Other Tales of Modern Food (Columbia University Press, 2016).
Patrick Fridenson, directeur d'études at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales and former BHC trustee and past-president, was awarded the Honorary Foreign Member Prize for a foreign scholar who is distinguished in his or her field and who has “notably aided the work of American historians in the scholar's country.”
The awards will be presented at the AHA meeting in January.