Call for Submissions: Marc Raeff Book Prize

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Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Eighteenth Century Russian Studies Association, I would like to advertise a Call for Submissions for the 2014 Marc Raeff Book Prize.

The Raeff Book Prize is awarded annually for a publication that is of exceptional merit and lasting significance for understanding Imperial Russia, particularly during the long eighteenth-century.  The recipient of the award will be recognized with a cash prize, which will be presented in November 2014, during the ASEEES annual convention.  The award is sponsored by the ECRSA and named in honor of Marc Raeff (1923-2008), historian, teacher, and dix-huitièmiste par excellence.   In 2013, Alexander M. Martin won the Prize for his Enlightened Metropolis: Constructing Imperial Moscow, 1762-1855 (Oxford, 2013).

We would be grateful for you assistance in advertising the Prize to all interested parties.  I look forward to any questions you may have, at jwr@illinois.edu

Thank you for your consideration and attention,

John Randolph

2014 President, ECRSA

Associate Professor of History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

Call for Submissions

The 2014 Marc Raeff Book Prize

The Eighteenth-Century Russian Studies Association, an affiliate organization of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), is now accepting submissions for the fourth annual Marc Raeff Book Prize.   We encourage your press to submit relevant entries to the members of the prize committee (listed below).

The Raeff Book Prize is awarded annually for a publication that is of exceptional merit and lasting significance for understanding Imperial Russia, particularly during the long eighteenth-century.  The recipient of the award will be recognized with a cash prize, which will be presented in November 2014, during the ASEEES annual convention.  The award is sponsored by the ECRSA and named in honor of Marc Raeff (1923-2008), historian, teacher, and dix-huitièmiste par excellence.

Please address all questions about the prize to John Randolph (President 2014, ECRSA) at jwr@illinois.edu

Submissions should be made (see Nominating Instructions below, with addresses) by July 31, 2014.

Eligibility

  • The publication must be a monograph, translation, or reference work about any aspect of the long eighteenth century, on any of the territories of the former imperial Russian state.  Textbooks, festschrifts, and edited collections of essays are not eligible unless they constitute significant and innovative contributions to the field.
  • The submitted work must bear a copyright date of either one or two years preceding the award year (e.g. for the 2014 competition the published copyright date should be 2013 or 2014).
  • It can be published in any language read by members of the ECRSA Prize Selection Committee (including Russian) and in any format (analog or digital).
  • The geographic area of study is broadly defined as the territories of the former imperial Russian state and the Soviet Union. The publication must deal in whole or in part with the long eighteenth century, here defined as the period from the last quarter of the seventeenth-century to the first quarter of the nineteenth-century.
  • Books that have received other prizes are eligible.
  • Scholarly merit, originality, and felicity of style will be the main criteria for selection.

Nominating Instructions

  • Authors or publishers should send one copy of eligible publication to each ECRSA Prize Selection Committee member (see addresses below) AND to the ASEEES main office.
  • Submissions should be clearly marked “Marc Raeff Book Prize.”
  • Nominations must be received no later than 31 July 2014. 
  • Award winners will be personally notified of the award prior to 1 October 2014.

Composition of ECRSA Prize Selection Committee:

Marcus Levitt
University of Southern California
Dept. of Slavic Languages and Literatures, THH 255
University of Southern California College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Los Angeles, CA 90089-4353
Levitt@usc.edu

 

Cynthia H. Whittaker
Department of History
Baruch College
One Bernard Baruch Way
New York, NY 10010
Cynthia.Whittaker@baruch.cuny.edu

 

Maria Di Salvo
Piazza Collegio Borromeo 7
27100 Pavia
Italy
Disalvomaria@libero.it

 

John W. Randolph, President, ECRSA [ex-officio]
309 Gregory Hall, MC-466
Department of History
University of Illinois
810 S. Wright St.
Urbana, IL 61801
jwr@illinois.edu
 
ASEES Main Office
Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (formerly AAASS) 203C Bellefield Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260-6424 USA