Patrick O’Brien awarded AHA prize
Patrick O’Brien has been named the winner of the 2013 Honorary Foreign Member Award by the American Historical Association (AHA).
The award, which was established in 1885, is presented annually by the AHA in recognition of a foreign scholar who is distinguished in his or her field and who has markedly assisted the work of American historians in the scholar’s country.
Kenneth Pomeranz, a member of the prize review committee, remarked: “Patrick O’Brien has written ground-breaking works on the history of state-formation, empire, industrialisation, and economic development. His four books, 17 edited or co-edited books, and well over 100 journal articles have influenced research on almost every world region. He has also been a visionary and indefatigable organiser of scholarly networks, creating productive dialogues that have brought US-based scholars together with others from around the world, and spanned seemingly unbridgeable ideological and methodological gaps.”
The prize will be awarded during a ceremony at the Association’s 128th Annual Meeting in Washington DC in January 2014.