AMECYS Book Award Announcement (copyright 2020, 2021)

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AMECYS 2022 Book Award Guidelines

AMECYS Book Award 2022 (copyright date of 2020, 2021)

The Association for Middle East Children and Youth Studies Association invites nominations for the 2022 AMECYS Book Award

The AMECYS is a private, non-proft, international association for scholars with an interest in the study of children and youth in the Middle East, North Africa and their diasporic communities. Through interdisciplinary programs, publications, and services, AMECYS promotes innovative scholarship, facilitates global academic exchange, and enhances public understanding about Middle Eastern children and youth in diverse times and places.

The AMECYS Book Award was established in 2019 to recognize an outstanding contribution on the study of children and youth in the Middle East, North Africa and their diasporic communities.

Nominations for the award can be made by either the publisher or the author. There is no limit on the number of titles that authors or publishers may submit, given they meet the following criteria:

  1. Books must be non-fction, scholarly monographs based on original research and published in English.

  2. Books must have been published in the last two years (copyright date of 2020, 2021).

  3. The authors of the books need to be AMECYS members in good standing.

  4. The subject matter must deal with the study of children and youth – broadly defned – in the Middle East, North Africa and their diasporic communities.

  5. Works not eligible include edited collections and compilations, proceedings of symposia, new editions of previously published books, bibliographies, dictionaries, textbooks, fction, translated books, and surveys.

  6. Nominations must be made by June 30, 2022 for books to be eligible for the competition.

The author of the AMECYS Award will receive $300 and a certifcate of award. In the event of co-winners, prize money will be divided evenly among the winners. Honorable mentions also receive a certifcate of award. Winners will be announced at the AMECYS Member Meeting at the 56th MESA Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado. The results will also be posted on the AMECYS and MESA website and in other publications as deemed appropriate by AMECYS.

One hard copy of the nominated book should be mailed to each the three reviewers listed below, along with the address, phone number, and e-mail of the author. Acknowledgment of receipt will be made via e- mail.

*** No additional materials will be considered as part of the submission.

1. Avner Giladi, Dept. of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, University of Haifa,
Mailing Address:
20 Kidron St.,
Haifa 3446326, Israel

2. Akşin Somel, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Sabanci University, Mailing Address:
Sabancı Üniversitesi
Sanat ve Sosyal Bilimler Fakültesi

Orhanlı, 34956 Tuzla/İstanbul, Türkiye

3. Unni Wikan, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo, Mailing Address:
Inkognitogaten 15
0256 Oslo