THE HARRIET MARTINEAU SOCIOLOGICAL SOCIETY
News

July 30, 2008 – In ceremonies held during the HMSS Working Seminar at Boston College,
the Harriet Martineau Sociological Society Award was presented to
 Vasilike Demos of
the University of Minnesota at Morris.  Vicky co-edits
Advances in Gender Research.

May 22, 2007 – In ceremonies held during the HMSS Working Seminar at the National
University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland, the Harriet Martineau Sociological Society Award
was presented to
Mary Jo Deegan of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

August 12, 2006 – In ceremonies held during the HMSS annual Caucus & Reception in
Montreal, Canada, the Harriet Martineau Sociological Society Award was presented to

Alice S. Rossi
of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

May 24, 2005 – In ceremonies held during the HMSS Working Seminar at Mammoth Cave
National Park, the Harriet Martineau Sociological Society Award was presented to
Deborah Anna Logan of Western Kentucky University, “for sustained investigations and
notable scholarly publications explicating the remarkable sociological and literary career
of Harriet Martineau.”  Deb was specifically commended for
The Hour and the Woman:
Harriet Martineau’s “Somewhat Remarkable” Life
(Northern Illinois University Press, 2002),
and her editions of Martineau’s
Writings on Slavery and the American Civil War, NIUP,
2002),
Illustrations of Political Economy: Selected Tales (Broadview, 2004), and Writing
on the British Empire
(Pickering and Chatto, 2004).

August 15, 2005 – In ceremonies held during the centennial meetings of the American
Sociological Association in Philadelphia,
Susan Hoecker-Drysdale of the University of
Iowa (Retired) and Concordia University – Montreal (Emerita) was presented with the
Distinguished Scholarly Career Award by the ASA Section on the History of Sociology.  
The award was specifically given “In due recognition of her outstanding scholarship,
professional integrity, and intellectual leadership in the discipline of sociology and the
history of sociology.”  Susan is the author of
Harriet Martineau: First Woman Sociologist
(Berg, 1992) and the editor of Martineau’s
Studies of America, 1837-1868 (Thoemmes
Continuum, 2003).

December 10, 2005 – Letters of Harriet Martineau to be published in 2007 [
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