2019 Everett Mendelsohn Prize
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It is our great pleasure to announce that the recipient of the 2019 Everett Mendelsohn Prize is Christine Keiner, whose essay, “A Two-Ocean Bouillabaisse: Science, Politics, and the Central American Sea-Level Canal Controversy,” appeared in the Journal of the History of Biology, Volume 50, 4 (2017), pp. 835–887.
The Everett Mendelsohn Prize was instituted in 2016 to honor the founding Editor of JHB, who oversaw its publication for three decades and thus influentially shaped our field. The Mendelsohn Prize is awarded annually to the author of an article published in the journal during the previous 3 years.
For the 2019 award, 65 articles appearing in volumes 49–51 were considered. The Editors in Chief and the Associate Editors of JHB(Luis Campos, Nick Hopwood, and Lynn Nyhart) acted as the prize committee and judged entries based on the article’s originality, scholarship, and significance for the history of biology. While the pool consisted of many remarkable essays, with a robust...