Kate Wersan wins the Leopold-Hidy Prize

Congratulations to Kate Wersan, who has won the American Society for Environmental History’s 2017 Leopold-Hidy Prize for best article in Environmental History. Her article, “The Early Melon and the Mechanical Gardener: Toward an Environmental History of Timekeeping in the Long Eighteenth Century,” appeared in the April 2017 issue. Advised by William Cronon, Kate has held fellowships from the Huntington Library, Smithsonian Institution, Hagley Museum and Library, the Peabody Essex Museum and Phillips Library, Dumbarton Oaks, and the Colonial Dames. She expects to defend her dissertation in 2018-2019.