Prize Winning Titles

This page features an overview of prize winning titles from the Ashgate, Gower and Lund Humphries publishing programmes.

We are also proud to present:

 

2014 Prize Winners

From Archaeology to Spectacle in Victorian Britain
From Archaeology to Spectacle in Victorian Britain
Shawn Malley, Bishop's University, Canada

Shortlisted for the Historians of British Art Book Prize 2014 (Post-1800)

 
Furniture, Structure, Infrastructure
Furniture, Structure, Infrastructure
Nigel Bertram, NMBW Architecture Studio and Monash University, Australia

Winner of Bates Smart Award for Architecture in the Media, Australian Institute of Architects

The Good, the Bad, and the Just
The Good, the Bad, and the Just
Riël Vermunt, Leiden University, The Netherlands

Author: Riël Vermunt holds the Lifetime Achievement Award for 2014, awarded by The International Society for Justice Research (ISJR)

 
Showing Remorse
Showing Remorse
Richard Weisman, York University, Canada

Received Honorable Mention for the 2014 Distinguished Book Award of the Sociology of Law Section of the American Sociological Association

William Wordsworth and the Invention of Tourism, 1820-1900
William Wordsworth and the Invention of Tourism, 1820-1900
Saeko Yoshikawa, Kobe City University of Foreign Studies, Japan

Recipient of the 2014 Fukuhara Award from the Fukuhara Memorial Fund for the Study of English and American Literature

   

 

2013 Prize Winners

The Arts of Imprisonment
The Arts of Imprisonment
Edited by Leonidas K. Cheliotis, University of Edinburgh, UK

Author: Leonidas K. Cheliotis was awarded the ASC 2013 Critical Criminologist of the Year Award

 
Bede and the End of Time
Bede and the End of Time
Peter Darby, University of Leicester, UK

Shortlisted for the Royal Historical Society's Whitfield Book Prize 2013

Critical Discourses of the Fantastic, 1712–1831
Critical Discourses of the Fantastic, 1712–1831
David Sandner, California State University, Fullerton, USA

Shortlisted for the 2013 Mythopoeic Scholarship Award for Myth and Fantasy Studies sponsored by the Mythopoeic Society

 
The Fast and The Furious: Drivers, Speed Cameras and Control in a Risk Society
The Fast and The Furious: Drivers, Speed Cameras and Control in a Risk Society
Helen Wells, Keele University, UK

Shortlisted for the British Society of Criminology Book Prize, 2013

Feminist (Im)Mobilities in Fortress(ing) North America
Feminist (Im)Mobilities in Fortress(ing) North America
Edited by Anne Sisson Runyan, and Amy Lind, both of University of Cincinnati, USA, Patricia McDermott, York University, Canada and Marianne H. Marchand, Universidad de las Américas Puebla, Mexico

Honoured at the Geographical Perspectives on Women Book Event at the 2013 AAG

 
From Priest's Whore to Pastor's Wife
From Priest's Whore to Pastor's Wife
Marjorie Elizabeth Plummer, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY, USA

Winner of the 2013 Gerald Strauss Prize in Reformation History, awarded by the Sixteenth Century Studies Association

In Search of Song: The Life and Times of Lucy Broadwood
In Search of Song: The Life and Times of Lucy Broadwood
Dorothy de Val, York University, Canada

Honorable Mention for the 2013 Pauline Alderman Award given by the International Alliance for Women in Music

 
Intercountry Adoption
Intercountry Adoption
Edited by Judith L. Gibbons, Saint Louis University, USA and Karen Smith Rotabi, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA

Named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2013

John Owen, Richard Baxter and the Formation of Nonconformity
John Owen, Richard Baxter and the Formation of Nonconformity
Tim Cooper, University of Otago, New Zealand

Honourable Mention 2013 - The International John Bunyan Society's Richard L. Greaves Award for an outstanding book on the history, literature, thought, practices, and legacy of English Protestantism to 1700

 
Law, Culture and Society
Law, Culture and Society
Roger Cotterrell, Queen Mary, University of London, UK

Roger Cotterrell was awarded the 2013 SLSA Annual Prize for Contributions to the Socio-Legal Community

Mary Sidney, Lady Wroth
Mary Sidney, Lady Wroth
Margaret P. Hannay, Siena College, USA

Author: Margaret Hannay, received the Jean Robertson Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Sidney Society

 
New Urbanism
New Urbanism
Edited by Ilse Helbrecht, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany and Peter Dirksmeier, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany

Shortlisted for the Urban Design Group 2013 Book of the Year prize

Pieter Bruegel and the Culture of the Early Modern Dinner Party
Pieter Bruegel and the Culture of the Early Modern Dinner Party
Claudia Goldstein, William Paterson University, USA

Claudia Goldstein, author of Pieter Bruegel and the Culture of the Early Modern Dinner Party was the recipient of the Joop Witteveen Prize 2013

 
Repudiating Feminism
Repudiating Feminism
Christina Scharff, King's College London, UK

Shortlisted for the BSA Philip Abrams Memorial Prize 2013, British Sociological Association

Social Media as Surveillance
Social Media as Surveillance
Daniel Trottier, Uppsala University, Sweden

Winner, 2013 Surveillance Studies Network Annual Book Prize

 
Social Problems and Inequality
Social Problems and Inequality
John C. Alessio, Minnesota State University, Mankato, USA

Winner: Media of the Year Award 2013 at the 12th Annual Conference for Critical Animal Studies

Trust in Virtual Teams
Trust in Virtual Teams
Thomas P. Wise

Finalist in the Business: Management and Leadership category of the 2013 International Book Awards

 
Urban Maps
Urban Maps
Richard Brook, Manchester School of Architecture, UK and Nick Dunn, Manchester School of Architecture, UK

Shortlisted for the Urban Design Group Publisher's Award 2013

Vasari and the Renaissance Print
Vasari and the Renaissance Print
Sharon Gregory, St Francis Xavier University, Canada

Honorable Mention for the IFPDA Book Award, 2013

 
Victorian Women and the Economies of Travel, Translation and Culture, 1830–1870
Victorian Women and the Economies of Travel, Translation and Culture, 1830–1870
Judith Johnston, The University of Western Australia, Australia

Shortlisted for the Robert and Vineta Colby Scholarly Book Prize 2013 sponsored by the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals

Vinyl: A History of the Analogue Record
Vinyl: A History of the Analogue Record
Richard Osborne, Middlesex University, UK

Special Mention, 2013 IASPM Book Prize
'... this book is actually one of the best and most engaging books on phonography and/or recording formats in recent years.'
IASPM Book Prize Jury

 
William Maginn and the British Press
William Maginn and the British Press
David E. Latané, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA

Joint winner of Robert and Vineta Colby Scholarly Book Prize 2013 sponsored by the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals

 

2012 Prize Winners

Amy Lowell, Diva Poet
Amy Lowell, Diva Poet
Melissa Bradshaw, Loyola University Chicago, USA

Winner of the 2012 Modern Language Association Prize for Independent Scholars

 
Bio-Objects
Bio-Objects
Edited by Niki Vermeulen, Wellcome Research Fellow, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK, Sakari Tamminen, University of Helsinki, Finland and Andrew Webster, University of York, UK

Awarded the Olga Amsterdamska Award 2012, European Association for the Study of Science and Technology

The Culture of Piracy, 1580–1630
The Culture of Piracy, 1580–1630
Claire Jowitt, University of Southampton, UK

Awarded 'Honorable Mention' for the European Society for the Study of English Book Award 2012 in the Literatures in the English Language category

 
Early Gothic Column-Figure Sculpture in France
Early Gothic Column-Figure Sculpture in France
Janet E. Snyder, West Virginia University, USA

Winner of the SECAC Award for Excellence in Scholarly Research, 2012

Humanism and Calvinism
Humanism and Calvinism
Steven J. Reid, University of Glasgow, UK

Winner of the Senior Hume Brown Prize in Scottish History, 2012

 
The IALL International Handbook of Legal Information Management
The IALL International Handbook of Legal Information Management
Edited by Richard A. Danner, Duke University, USA and Jules Winterton, University of London, UK

Winner of The Joseph L. Andrews Bibliographical Award, 2012

Learning from Delhi
Learning from Delhi
Written by Maurice Mitchell, London Metropolitan University, UK with Shamoon Patwari and Bo Tang

Winner of the Urban Design Group Publisher's Award 2011

 
Maruja Mallo and the Spanish Avant-Garde
Maruja Mallo and the Spanish Avant-Garde
Shirley Mangini, California State University, USA

Selected for an Honorable mention in the Eleanor Tufts Award 2012

National Identity in Great Britain and British North America, 1815–1851
National Identity in Great Britain and British North America, 1815–1851
Linda E. Connors, Drew University, USA, and Mary Lu MacDonald

Linda E. Connors awarded Drew University’s Bela Kornitzer Book Award for the best book published by an alumnus of Drew University

 
Recognizing Transsexuals
Recognizing Transsexuals
Zowie Davy, University of Lincoln, UK

Joint winner of the 2012 Philip Abrams Memorial Prize for the best first and sole-authored book within the discipline of Sociology

Solutions
Solutions
Edited by Eric Bolland and Frank Fletcher

Shortlisted in the New Manager category of the CMI Management Book of the Year competition

 
Song Means: Analysing and Interpreting Recorded Popular Song
Song Means: Analysing and Interpreting Recorded Popular Song
Allan F. Moore, University of Surrey, UK

Winner of the 2012 Outstanding Publication Award, Popular Music Interest Group, Society for Music Theory

Sounds of the Borderland
Sounds of the Borderland
Catherine Baker, University of Hull, UK

Awarded the George Blazyca Prize, BASEES for 2012

 
Theological Interpretation of Culture in Post-Communist Context
Theological Interpretation of Culture in Post-Communist Context
Ivana Noble, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic

Winner of the competition of High Quality Monographs of Charles University, Prague, 2012

Women's Literacy in Early Modern Spain and the New World
Women's Literacy in Early Modern Spain and the New World
Edited by Anne J. Cruz, University of Miami, USA, and Rosilie Hernández, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

Winner in the 2012 Collaborative Project category for books published in 2011, awarded by the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women