John Frederick Lewis Award

Established by a gift from the widow of John F. Lewis, to honor the outstanding maritime lawyer who played a major role in various cultural institutions in Philadelphia. Since 1981 the award has recognized the best book published by the Society in a given year.


Recipients

2013

Anthony M. Cummings
in recognition of his monograph Nino Pirrotta: An Intellectual Biography.

 


2012

Neil L. Rudenstine

in recognition of his book The House of Barnes: The Man, The Collection, The Controversy.

 


2011

Victoria R. Bricker and Harvey M. Bricker

in recognition of their book, Astronomy in the Maya Codices.

 


2010

A. Mark Smith

in recognition of his book, Alhacen on Refraction: A Critical Edition, with English Translation and Commentary, of Book 7 of Alhacen's De Aspectibus, the Medieval Latin Version of Ibn al-Haytham's Kitab al-Manazir.

 


2009

Stephen G. Brush

in recognition of his book Choosing Selection: The Revival of Natural Selection in Anglo-American Evolutionary Biology, 1930-1970

 


2008

Rosemary Lévy Zumwalt

for her monograph, Franz Boas and W.E.B. DuBois at Atlanta University, 1906

 


2007

Lionel Gossman

for his monograph, The Making of a Romantic Icon: The Religious Context of Friedrich Overbeck's “Italia und Germania”

 


2006

Vincent Ilardi

for his monograph, "Renaissance Vision from Spectacles to Telescopes"

 


2005

Derek S. Linton,

for his monograph, "Emil von Behring: Infectious Disease, Immunology, Serum Therapy."

 


2004

Edward J. Olszewski,

for "Cardinal Pietro Ottoboni (1667-1740) and the Vatican Tomb of Pope Alexander VIII"

 


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