(Anderson, Fred W - 2015) -- Hazel Barnes Prize uri icon



  • Professor Anderson specializes in early American history and is the author or coauthor of several books, including Crucible of War: The Seven Years’ War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, for which he won the Francis Parkman Prize for the best nonfiction work of history on an American theme. Anderson has received many awards and honors for his scholarship, including Guggenheim, Rockefeller and National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships. Anderson is currently working on a volume for the prestigious Oxford History of the United States and has given about 125 public and private lectures. In 2010, he was named a Professor of Distinction in the College of Arts and Sciences.
    Anderson was director of the Honors Program in the College of Arts and Sciences from 2009 to 2012. Nominators from CU-Boulder and other major universities described him as “the quintessential scholar teacher” a “historian’s historian” and “one of the single top historians of early America.” Indicative of Anderson’s impact on students, several former CU-Boulder undergraduate honors students who worked with him wrote letters in support of his nomination for the Hazel Barnes Prize.

year awarded

  • 2015