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Apr 18 2024


6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

2024 Bancroft Prizes in American History and Diplomacy

Join Columbia University Libraries for a program and reception to honor the 2024 recipients of the Bancroft Prizes in American History and Diplomacy. As reported by The New York Times, the prizes will be awarded to two acclaimed works in the field of American history:

Continental Reckoning: The American West in the Age of Expansion by Elliott West (University of Nebraska Press, 2023)

Fire and Rain: Nixon, Kissinger, and the Wars in Southeast Asia by Carolyn Woods Eisenberg (Oxford University Press, 2023)

The program will be hosted by The Forum and Columbia University Libraries, in partnership with the Columbia University Department of History. Please register to attend by Monday, April 8.

The Bancroft Prizes are awarded annually by Columbia University in the City of New York. Under the terms of the will of the late Fredric Bancroft, provision is made for two annual prizes of equal rank to be awarded to the authors of distinguished works in either or both of the following categories: American History (including biography) and Diplomacy. Read more about the Bancroft Prizes here.


Event Contact Information:
Allison Morrow