University of Wisconsin–Madison

Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra wins two AHA Book Awards

March 2002

UW History of Science alumnus Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra, Assistant Professor in the History department at SUNY-Buffalo, has been awarded two prizes from the American Historical Association for his book How to Write the History of the New World: Histories, Epistemologies, and Identities in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2001). Jorge, a graduate from the department in 1995, won the Atlantic History Prize for “outstanding historical writing that explores aspects of integration of Atlantic worlds before the twentieth century” in addition to winning the first John E. Fagg Prize for the best publication in the history of Spain and Latin America.