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 2016, the book must have been written in the previous 4 years to be eligible, meaning books written in 2015, 2014, 2013, and 2012 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. The deadline for nominations is April 1.

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Past Winners of the Levinson Prize

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