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NACBS Announces Book Prize Shortlists for 2022

Published: September 8, 2022

In order to recognize the range of outstanding scholarship currently being produced in British Studies, this year the committees for the Snow and Stansky Book Prizes are announcing prize shortlists.

The winners of the prizes will be announced at the NACBS national conference in November.

The Snow committee has selected the following three books for the 2022 John Ben Snow Prize shortlist for the best book in British Studies dealing with the period prior to 1800:

Eleanor Hubbard, Englishmen at Sea: Labor and the Nation at the Dawn of Empire 1570-1630 (Yale University Press)

James Mulholland, Before the Raj: Writing in Early Anglophone India (Johns Hopkins University Press)

Keith Pluymers, No Wood, No Kingdom: Political Ecology in the English Atlantic (University of Pennsylvania Press)

The Stansky committee has selected the following four books for the 2022 Stansky Book Prize shortlist for the best book in British Studies dealing with the period since 1800:

Arunima Datta, Fleeting Agencies: A Social History of Indian Coolie Women in British Malaya (Cambridge University Press)

Catherine L. Evans, Unsound Empire: Civilization and Madness in Late-Victorian Law (Yale University Press) 

Elizabeth Carolyn Miller, Extraction Ecologies and the Literature of the Long Exhaustion (Princeton University Press)

Caroline Ritter, Imperial Encore: The Cultural Project of the Late British Empire (University of California Press)

Congratulations to these authors for their outstanding scholarship.

Best wishes,
John Ben Snow Book Prize Committee
Stansky Book Prize Committee
NACBS Executive


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