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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.