Sunday, September 17, 2006

Jacob Soll wins Barzun Prize

Jacob Soll, an associate professor of history at Rutgers University-Camden, has been named the recipient of the 2005 Jacques Barzun Prize in Cultural History from the American Philosophical Society in recognition of his book Publishing the Prince: History, Reading, and the Birth of Political Criticism (Michigan, 2005). He will receive the prize at the society’s meeting in San Francisco in November.

The prize is awarded annually to the author or authors whose book exhibits distinguished work in American or European cultural history, and is considered a top honor in that discipline.

Philadelphia Inquirer, September 17, 2006

For a list of the previous winners of this prize, see Recipients of the Jacques Barzun Prize in Cultural History.