Friday, November 14, 2014

Cromwell Article Prize and Research Awards

Via H-Law, we have news of two other awards given by the Cromwell Foundation, after consultation with the American Society for Legal History, at last week’s annual meeting of the ASLH. The William Nelson Cromwell Foundation was established in 1930 to promote and encourage scholarship in legal history, particularly in the colonial and early national periods of the United States

The 2014 Cromwell Article Prize went to Nicholas Parrillo, Leviathan and Interpretive Revolution: The Administrative State, the Judiciary, and the Rise of Legislative History, 1890-1950, which appeared in volume 123 of the Yale Law Journal, pages 266-411. 

The Cromwell Foundation also awards Research Fellowships.  The number of awards to be made, and their amounts, is at the discretion of the Foundation. In the past several years, the trustees of the Foundation have made from three to eight awards, in amounts up to $5,000. Preference is given to scholars at the early stages of their careers. The Committee for Research Fellowships and Awards of the American Society for Legal History (ASLH) reviews the applications and makes recommendations to the Foundation.

The 2014 recipients (and research topics) are:

John M. Collins
, "The Ghost of Thomas of Lancaster: Wartime in the American Revolution"

Scott De Orio
, "Deviant Subjects: Sex Offenders, Stigma, and Citizenship in Modern America"

Helen Dewar, "Contested Delegations: Subjects, Sovereignty and Law in the French Atlantic, 1598-1663"

Nancy O. Gallman
, "American Constitutions: Life, Liberty, and Property in Colonial East Florida"

Jane C. Manners
, "'Infinitely Dangerous to the Revenue of the United States': The Great New York Fire of 1835 and the Ethics of Disaster Relief in Jacksonian America"

Emily Margolis, "'Punishment They So Richly Deserved': Women, Property, and Patriarchy in the Early Antebellum South"

Samanthis Q. Smalls, "Slaves, Jails, and the Question of Ownership"