AHA George L. Mosse Prize, 2000-

The American Historical Association George L. Mosse Prize was established in 2000 with funds donated by former students, colleagues, and friends of Professor George L. Mosse, an eminent scholar of European history. The prize is awarded annually for an outstanding major work of European intellectual and/or cultural history dealing with a period after the Renaissance. Chosen works display extraordinary scholarly distinction, creativity, and originality.

I am deeply honored to have received the 2023 George L. Mosse award from the American Historical Association for a book that traces the cultural history and significance of putting embodied techniques and knowledge into words and print. Like other students of German history in my generation, I was introduced to George Mosse's essential works by my graduate advisors. As a student in the History of Science department at Johns Hopkins University, generously taken on by Mack Walker as co-advisor, I will never forget those discussions during which we read Mosse's Crisis of German Ideology: Intellectual Origins of the Third Reich. Under the tutelage of my advisors, this book, like all of Mosse's works, taught me to think in terms of big narratives, developed and written over a lifetime.

Pamela H. Smith, 2023