2008-2009 Ray Van Dam, Professor, Department of History; Director, Interdepartmental Program in Greek and Roman History; Adjunct Professor, Department of Classical Studies and Department of Near Eastern Studies, University of Michigan. "Rome and Constantinople: Rewriting Roman History during Late Antiquity"
2007-2008 Donald Worster, Joyce and Elizabeth Hall Distinguished Professor of American History, University of Kansas, "A Life in Nature: Environmental Biography as a New Kind of History" and "On John Muir's Trail: Nature in an Age of Liberal Principles"
2006-2007 Steven Ozment, McLean Professor of Ancient and Modern History, Harvard University, "Lucas Cranach, the Elder, in Art and History" and "Cranach's Nudes: Art and Reform"
2005-2006 Charles Reagan Wilson, University of Mississippi, "The Religion of the American South in Global Perspective"
2004-2005 Peter J. Stearns, George Mason University, "Growing Up: The History of Childhood in a Global Context"
2003-2004 David J. Weber, Southern Methodist University, "Spanish Borderlands and Wild Indians"
2002-2003 Gary B. Nash, University of California at Los Angeles, "Imagining Life in the Americas"
2001-2002 Yvonne Haddad, Georgetown University, "American Muslims in Transition"
2000-2001 Linda Kerber, University of Iowa, "Gender and Inequality"
1999-2000 Geoffrey Parker, Ohio State University, "The World is Not Enough: The Imperial Vision of Phillip II of Spain"
1998-1999 Leon F. Litwach, University of California at Berkeley, "Wade in the Water: African-Americans and Race Relations"
1997-1998 Alan Brinkley, Columbia University, "Culture and Politics in the Great Depression"
1996-1997 David N. Cannadine, Columbia University, "Britain in Decline?"
1995-1996 Johnathan D. Spence, Yale University, "The Taiping Vision of a Christian China(1836-1864)"
1994-1995 Franklin W. Knight, Johns Hopkins University, "Race, Class, and Ethnicity in Latin America and the Caribbean"
1993-1994 Phillip D. Curtin, Johns Hopkins University, "Why People Move: Migration in African History"
1992-1993 Nell Irvin Painter, Princeton University, "Soul Murder and Slavery"
1991-1992 Geoffrey A. Hosking, University of London, "Empire and Nation in Russian History"
1990-1991 Dan T. Carter, Emory University, "George Wallace, Richard Nixon, and the Transformation of American Politics"
1989-1990 Stephen B. Oates, University of Massachusetts, "Biography: The Heart of History" and "How the Trumpet Came to Sound: The Process and Perils of Writing a Biography of Martin Luther King, Jr."
1988-1989 Robert Darnton, Princeton University, "The French Revolution at Street Level" and "From Enlightenment to Revolution"
1987-1988 Gerda Lerner, University of Wisconsin, "Sex and Class: A Revisionist Perspective"
1986-1987 Gordon S. Wood, Brown University, "The Making of the Constitution"
1985-1986 Peter Gay, Yale University, "Aggression: Toward a Theory of Aggression" and "Humor: Aggression at Work"
1984-1985 William E. Leuchtenburg, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, "The 1984 Presidential Election in History Perspective: From Civil War to the New Deal; From Franklin Roosevelt to Ronald Reagan"
1983-1984 C. Vann Woodward, Yal University, emeritus, "Continuing Themes in Southern History: The Strange Career of Jim Crow, 1954-1984; and The Burden of Southern History, 1952-1984"
1982-1983 Robert L. Heilbroner, The New School for Social Research, "Capitalism in Transition: The Twentieth Century"
1981-1982 William H. McNeill, University of Chicago, "The Great Frontier: Freedom and Hierarchy in Modern Times"
1980-1981 Martin E. Marty, University of Chicago, "Religious Crises in Modern America: Modernism and Fundamentalism"
1979-1980 Walter LeFeber, Cornell University, "The Third Cold War: Kissinger Years and Carter Years"
1977-1978 Paul K. Conkin, University of Wisconsin, "American Christianity in Crisis: Religious Rationalism and Darwinism"