DAAD is proud to announce the winners of the 2017 DAAD/GSA Best Book and Article Prizes awarded on October 6, 2017 at the 41st Annual Conference of the German Studies Association in Atlanta, GA:

Greg Eghigian (Dept. of History, Pennsylvania State University) is the winner of this year’s prize for the best book in History or Social Sciences published during the years 2015 or 2016. His book “The Corrigible and the Incorrigible: Science, Medicine and the Convict in Twentieth-Century Germany” was published by the University of Michigan Press in 2015. The Book Prize Committee was chaired by Heide Fehrenbach (Northern Illinois University) and included David Ciarlo (University of Colorado-Boulder) and Daniel Riches (University of Alabama).

Maria Makela (Visual Studies Program, California College of the Arts) was awarded this year’s prize for the best article in the fields of Germanistik or Cultural Studies published in the German Studies Review during 2015 or 2016. Her article “Rejuvenation and Regen(d)eration: Der Steinachfilm, Sex Glands, and Weimar-Era Visual and Literary Culture” appeared in the GSR, Vol. 38 [No. 1], February 2015. The Article Prize Committee was chaired by Christina Gerhardt (University of Hawai’i) and included Tobias Boes (University of Notre Dame) and Sonja Klocke (University of Wisconsin-Madison).

Congratulations to both winners! DAAD is proud to sponsor these awards, which encourage and recognize scholarly excellence.