As announced at this evening’s Awards Banquet in San Antonio, Texas:
Best Undergraduate Paper
•Bradley Kime, “Exhibiting Theology: James E. Talmage and Mormon Public Relations, 1915-20” Utah State University
Best Graduate Paper
• Christopher James Blythe, “Emma’s Willow: Mormon Pilgrimage and Nauvoo’s Mater Dolorsa.” Florida State University
Best Thesis Award
• Blair Hodges, “Intellectual Disability in Mormon Thought and History, 1830-1900.” Georgetown University
Best Dissertation Award
• Brent Rogers, “Managing Popular Sovereignty: Federalism and Empire in Utah Territory, 1847-1863.” University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Best Article on Mormon Women’s History
• Lisa Olsen Tait, “The 1890s Mormon Culture of Letters and the Post-Manifesto Crisis: A New Approach to Home Literature,” BYU Studies 52.1 (2013): 98-124.
Best International Article Award
• Richard L. Jensen, “Mr. Samuelsen Goes to Copenhagen: The First Mormon Member of National Parliament,” Journal of Mormon History 39:2 (Spring 2013): 1-34.
Article Awards of Excellence (2)
• Matthew L. Harris, “Mormonism’s Problematic Racial Past and the Evolution of the Divine-Curse Doctrine,” John Whitmer Historical Association Journal 33:1 (Spring/Summer 2013) 90-114.
• Max Perry Mueller, “Playing Jane: Re-presenting Black Mormon Memory through Reenacting the Black Mormon Past,” Journal of Africana Religions 1:4 (2013): 513-561.
Best Article Award
• Ryan G. Tobler, “’Saviors on Mount Zion’: Mormon Sacramentalisism, Mortality, and the Baptism for the Dead,” Journal of Mormon History 39:4 (Fall 2013), 182-238.
Best Family and Community History Award
• Matthew Kester, Remembering Iosepa: History, Place, and Religion in the American West (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013).
Best International Book Award
• Craig Livingston, From Above and Below: The Mormon Embrace of Revolution, 1840-1940 (Draper, UT: Greg Kofford Books, 2013).
Best First Book Award
• Elizabeth O. Anderson, Cowboy Apostle: The Diaries of Anthony W. Ivins, 1875-1932 (Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books, 2013).
Best Documentary History /Bibliography Award
• Michael Hubbard MacKay, Gerrit J. Dirkmaat, Grant Underwood, Robert J. Woodford, William G. Hartley, Matthew Godfrey, and Mark Ashurst-McGee, eds. The Joseph Smith Papers, Documents Vol. 1, July 1828-June 1831 and Vol. 2 July 1831-January 1833 (Salt Lake City: The Church Historian’s Press, 2013).
Best Biography Award
• Todd M. Compton, A Frontier Life: Jacob Hamblin, Explorer and Indian Missionary (Salt Lake City, UT: Unversity of Utah Press, 2013).
Best Book Award
• J.B. Haws, The Mormon Image in the American Mind: Fifty Years of Public Perception (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2013).
Leonard J. Arrington Award
• Ronald E. Romig
• Darius A. Gray