Thomas Laqueur wins Shannon prize for 'Work of the Dead'

By Kathleen Maclay, Media relations

In selecting The Work of the Dead, a book by UC Berkeley history professor Thomas W. Laqueur, to receive the 2018 Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies, the jury praised its examination of how and why the living have cared for the dead in western Europe since the 18th century as a monumental achievement.

The $10,000 prize, one of the most prestigious honors in European studies, is awarded annually to the best book in European studies that transcends a focus on one country, state or people to spark new ways of thinking about contemporary Europe overall.

Read more at UC Berkeley News