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01 Jun 2017,

2017 Dorothy Ross Award winning article

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Dr Nick Witham's article published in the Historical Journal entitled “Popular History, Postwar Liberalism, and the Role of the Public Intellectual in Richard Hofstadter’s The American Political Tradition,” has won the 2017 Dorothy Ross Award.


Dr Nick Witham's Historical Journal article entitled Popular History, Postwar Liberalism, and the Role of the Public Intellectual in Richard Hofstadter’s The American Political Tradition has won the Society for U.S. Intellectual History's 2017 Dorothy Ross Award.

The Prize Committee said:

"...This is intellectual history as it should be done. Witham’s article is based on exhaustive research, offers incisive analysis of multiple texts in multiple contexts, and is written with elegance and flair...[read the full Prize Committee review]." 

Dr Witham is a historian of the twentieth-century United States based at UCL.  He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, sits on the steering committee of HOTCUS (Historians of the Twentieth Century United States), the executive committee of BAAS (British Association for American Studies), and is an Associate Editor of Journal of American Studies.