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Nov. 12, 2018

University of Birmingham historian wins prestigious book prize

University of BirminghamA professor of Modern History at the University of Birmingham has been awarded a prestigious book prize.

Professor Corey Ross was awarded the annual George Louis Beer Prize for his book ‘Ecology and Power in the Age of Empire: Europe and the Transformation of the Tropical World’. It was published by Oxford University Press in April 2017.

Speaking about his success Professor Ross says, “This award is a great honour, and what makes it doubly pleasing is how it reflects the fact that exploring human societies as an integral part of the rest of nature has increasingly become a mainstream concern among historians.”

The award-winning book explores the environmental history of the heyday of European imperialism, from the late 19th Century to the end of the colonial era, providing a historical perspective on the vital nexus of social, political and environmental issues faced by the world in the twenty-first-century.

The George Louis Beer Prize is awarded by the American Historical Association (AHA) to honour a distinguished book in European international history. Professor Ross will receive his reward at a ceremony at the AGA’s 133rd Annual Meeting in Chicago at the beginning of January 2019.

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Content added on 12th November 2018. 

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