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Max Bergholz awarded Herbert Baxter Adams Prize

By Tiffany Lafleur


Read the original NOW news story on Bergholz's prizewinning work here.

Concordia researcher Max Bergholz has been awarded the prestigious Herbert Baxter Adams Prize for his book Violence as a Generative Force: Identity, Nationalism, and Memory in a Balkan Community. The prize, which is awarded by the American Historical Association, is one of the most prestigious awards in the field of European history.

Bergholz’s book, which also won the 2017 Rothschild Prize in Nationalism and Ethnic Studies, examines the extreme violence that took place over two days and nights in September 1941, when 2,000 people lost their lives in Kulen Vakuf, a small rural community straddling the present-day border between Bosnia and Croatia. Bergholz, an associate professor of history in the Faculty of Arts and Science, poured thousands of hours of archival research, analysis, and careful writing into this microhistorical analysis.   

For more information on the announcement, check out the American Historical Association’s notice.

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