As of July 6th, APS offices are open to staff and invited visitors. The Society will remain closed to the public until further notice. Library & Museum staff now have access to our collections and will respond to reference and photoduplication requests as soon as possible. However, please note that response times may be delayed due to increased demand. The Society will continue a robust slate of virtual programs throughout the fall. Read more about virtual programming and resources that can be accessed remotely. For further information on the APS reopening and its COVID response, please click here.

Jacques Barzun Prize in Cultural History

Man receives prize

The Jacques Barzun Prize in Cultural History honors Jacques Barzun (November 30, 1907October 25, 2012), the distinguished historian who helped establish the modern discipline of cultural history. Jacques Barzun was elected a Member of the American Philosophical Society in 1984. The prize was established and funded by Roger Williams, a former student of Professor Barzun. The prize is awarded annually to the author whose book exhibits distinguished work in American or European cultural history.