UNH Professor Receives Prestigious Book Award

Contact: Erika Mantz
UNH Media Relations

November 5, 2003

DURHAM, N.H. - Nicoletta Gullace, associate professor of history at the University of New Hampshire, was recently awarded the North American Conference on British Studies Book Prize for 2003 for the best book on British studies by a scholar in the United States or Canada.

Gullace, at UNH since 1995, received the prize for her book “`The Blood of Our Sons': Men, Women, and the Renegotiation of British Citizenship During the Great War.” The book looks at the complex relationship between war, gender and citizenship in Great Britain during World War I, and how the assault on civilian masculinity led to women's suffrage.

Gullace is the seventh member of the UNH History Department to win a major scholarly book prize in the past decade. Most recently, J. William Harris' “Deep Souths: Delta, Piedmont, and Sea Island Society in the Age of Segregation” was a finalist for the 2002 Pulitzer Prize in history and winner of the James Rawley Prize for a book on race relations from the Organization of American Historians.