The prize committee called Mr. Gilroy, 63, “one of the most challenging and inventive figures in contemporary scholarship.”
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Benn Steil’s “The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War” has won the New-York Historical Society’s prize for the best work of American history.
The prize, one of the most prestigious in the field, went to David W. Blight’s biography of Frederick Douglass and Lisa Brooks’s study of King Philip’s War
Elizabeth Rowe had claimed that her compensation was only about 75 percent that of her closest comparable colleague, a male oboist.
The Obama Presidential Center in Chicago won’t include a research library and archive. To some historians, that’s a problem.
About 5,000 books, often heavily annotated, that John Ashbery left behind have been acquired by Harvard, which also owns some 250 linear feet of his personal archive.
The Grolier Club, the nation’s oldest society of bibliophiles, just celebrated the centennial of its grand Manhattan home. Yes, there’s a secret staircase hidden in a bookshelf. No, do not use gloves in its library.
Make-Believe Association, a new podcast producer in Chicago, showcases diverse stories — and audiences — from a starkly divided city.
This year’s American installment of the Night of Ideas will feature appearances by philosophers, musicians, artists and a puppet of Noam Chomsky.