University of Wisconsin–Madison

Catherine Jackson awarded the UW-Madison Center for the Humanities First Book Award

Catherine Jackson

Please join us in congratulating Professor Catherine Jackson, who has received a First Book Award from the UW-Madison Center for the Humanities! Professor Jackson’s book, titled Material World: Making Modern Chemistry, will explain the rise to power of synthetic organic chemistry in nineteenth century Germany. In her own words, “It’s a story of personal ambition and heated dispute, of broken dreams and broken glass, of high theory and low cunning, of indecipherable notebooks and imperial ambition.” Professor Jackson’s manuscript will be reviewed this coming spring with a group of selected individuals, as part of the First Book Program.

More information on the First Book Award can be found on the Center For The Humanities website.