The Society of Military History (SMH) has just announced its Awards and Prizes for 2021.
I am delighted to announce that Dr Dan Whittingham's book Charles E. Callwell and the British Way in Warfare (Cambridge University Press, 2021) has received the Distinguished Book Award in the Biography/Memoir category. Dan teaches at Birmingham and served on the BCMH Committee for several years, stepping down for a well-earned break at this year's AGM.
I should also report that the winner of the Allan R Millett Dissertation Award, Sofya Anisimova was the runner-up at last year's BCMH Three Minute Military Thesis (TMMT) Competition.
Congratulations both to Dan and Sofya.
The complete list of awards is below:
SOCIETY FOR MILITARY HISTORY
2021 AWARDS AND PRIZES
SAMUEL ELIOT MORISON AWARD
Robert M. Citino
THE EDWIN H. SIMMONS MEMORIAL SERVICE AWARD
Geoffrey P. Megargee
DISTINGUISHED BOOK AWARDS
U.S.: Donald F. Johnson, Occupied America: British Military Rule and the Experience of Revolution (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2021)
Non-U.S.: Alexander Mikaberidze, The Napoleonic Wars: A Global History (Oxford University Press, 2020)
Biography/Memoir: Daniel Whittingham, Charles E. Callwell and the British Way in Warfare (Cambridge University Press, 2021)
Reference: Aaron Sheehan-Dean, ed., The Cambridge History of the American Civil War (Cambridge University Press, 2019)
First Book: Meighen McCrae, Coalition Strategy and the End of the First World War (Cambridge University Press, 2019)
Trade Press: Alexander Watson, The Fortress: The Siege of Przemysl and the Making of Europe’s Bloodlands (Basic Books, 2020)he Supreme War Council and War
COFFMAN FIRST MANUSCRIPT PRIZE
Winner: Thomas Mead Jamison, Harvard University, Pacific Wars: Peripheral Conflict and the Making of the US "New Navy," 1865-1897
Honorable Mention: Marc Tomas Howard, Black Soldiers in the Rhodesian Army, 1956-1981: The Loyalties of Professionals
Stephanie Rauch, “Good Bets, Bad Bets, and Dark Horses: Allied Intelligence Officers’ Encounters with German Civilians, 1944 – 1945,” Central European History 53:1 (March 2020): 120-145.
James Turner, “Tortilla, Pepper, Chocolate, and Mezcal: A Food History of the U.S.-Mexican War, 1846–1848,” Journal of the Southwest 62 (Spring 2020): 145-176.
Miguel A. López, “The Survival of Auftragstaktik during the Soviet Counterattack in the Battle for Moscow, December 1941 to January 1942,” Journal of Military History 84:1 (January 2020), 187-212.
Ryan Wadle, “Failing to Speak the Same Language: The Roots of ‘Jointness’ in the United States, 1919–1941,” Journal of Military History 84:4 (October 2020): 1097-1126
ALLAN R. MILLETT DISSERTATION RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP AWARD
Winner: Sofya Anisimova, University of St. Andrews, Russia's Military Strategy and the Entente, 1914-1917
Honorable Mention: Uyen H. Nguyen, Texas Tech University, MAT Teams in a Mad War: The U.S. Army's Advisory Efforts Waging Peace in the Vietnam War
RUSSELL F. WEIGLEY GRADUATE STUDENT TRAVEL GRANT AWARDS
Hannah Lipsey, University of South Florida, "The Emergence of the Army Veterinary Corps: Keeping the War Horse Fighting during the First World War."
CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES APPLIED HISTORY AWARD
Winner: Heather Haley (Auburn University). "Suppressing the 'Homosexual Menace': Harvey Milk, Vernon 'Copy' Berg, and the Navy's Lavender Scare."
Honorable Mention: Kristofer Seibt (Columbia University), "'My Heart Bled': Sustained Destruction and the Economics of Coercion in German Cameroon."