The Western Society for French History will recognize Sandra Ott, associate professor in the Center for Basque Studies, with the Millstone Prize for her paper titled "Gift-Giving and the Management of Justice: Borderland Basques under German Occupation (1942-1944) and during the Liberation," presented at its 34th annual conference Oct. 19-21, 2006, in Long Beach, Calif.
The Millstone Prize recognizes a scholarly paper that elevates research, methods or insights drawn from a field other than history to enrich, challenge and expand our understanding of the French past.
The paper will be published in the Proceedings of the Western Society for French History in October. Ott will receive the Millstone Prize and a $500 award at the 2007 annual conference in Albuquerque, N.M., Nov. 10.
Founded in 1974, the WSFH is one of two scholarly associations in the United States devoted to the study of Francophone history. WSFH has international membership and brings together interdisciplinary specialists from history, literary studies, art and music history, political theory, philosophy, sociology and anthropology.