University of Pittsburgh Press Book by Jeanne Kisacky Wins Award

Jeanne Kisacky's book, "Rise of the Modern Hospital: An Architectural History of Health and Healing,1870-1940," has won the 2017 International Society for Landscape, Place, and Material Culture (ISLPMC) Fred B. Kniffen Award. The book was published by the University of Pittsburgh Press and was acquired by Abby Collier. The society seeks to encourage and recognize books by authors regarding material culture in North America. Named for the renowned geographer, Fred Kniffen, the prize in his honor is granted annually for the best book in the field published within two years of the award.