Suzanne J. Levinson Prize

The Suzanne J. Levinson Prize is to be awarded biennially for a book in the history of the life sciences and natural history. For 2019, the book must have been written in the previous 4 years to be eligible, meaning books written in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 can be nominated. In establishing the prize, Mark Levinson honors his wife Suzanne J. Levinson, who was especially interested in the history of evolutionary theory, microbiology, and botany. Check the nomination form below for the deadline.

Submit a Nomination for the Levinson Prize

Past Winners of the Levinson Prize

2018 Evelleen Richards, Darwin and the Making of Sexual Selection (University of Chicago Press, 2017)
2016 Nick Hopwood, Haeckel’s Embryos: Images, Evolution, and Fraud (University of Chicago Press, 2015)
2014 Daniela Bleichmar, Visible Empire: Botanical Expeditions and Visual Culture in the Hispanic Enlightenment (University of Chicago Press, 2012)
2012 Martin Rudwick, Worlds before Adam: The Reconstruction of Geohistory in the Age of Reform (University of Chicago Press, 2008)
2010 Gregory Radick, The Simian Tongue: The Long Debate about Animal Language (University of Chicago Press, 2007)
2008 Hannah Landecker, Culturing Life: How Cells Became Technologies (Harvard University Press, 2007)
2006 Sandra Herbert, Charles Darwin, Geologist (Cornell University Press, 2005)

Selected Books of Past Winners

 Darwin and the Making of Sexual Selection
 Haeckel
 Visible Empire: Botanical Expeditions and Visual Culture in the Hispanic Enlightenment
 Worlds Before Adam: The Reconstruction of Geohistory in the Age of Reform
 The Simian Tongue: The Long Debate about Animal Language
 Culturing Life: How Cells Became Technologies
 Charles Darwin, Geologist

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