Syrian Studies Association: Call for 2023 Prize Submissions

Joel Veldkamp Discussion
July 15, 2023
Subject Fields: 
Arabic History / Studies, Islamic History / Studies, Middle East History / Studies, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies


Please submit dissertations / articles / chapters for this year’s Syrian Studies Association Prizes for Outstanding Dissertation and Article on Syria!

To promote and highlight excellence in research, the Syrian Studies Association awards annual prizes for the best writing on the region known as Bilad al-Sham until 1918 and Syria in the period following.

In 2023, the SSA seeks submissions for the most outstanding dissertation published between July 1, 2022 and July 1, 2023, and the most outstanding article or book chapter published between July 1, 2022 and July 1, 2023.

To be considered for the prize, candidates must be active members of the Syrian Studies Association. Information about the Syrian Studies Association is available at the following website:

Dissertations should be sent in hard copy to the following three addresses:

Michael Provence
1355 29th Street
San Diego, CA 92102
Dawn Chatty
Refugee Studies Centre, ODID
University of Oxford
3 Mansfield Road
Oxford OX1 3TB,
United Kingdom
James Reilly
100 Quebec Avenue, Unit 1106
Toronto, Ontario M6P 4B8

Articles submitted for the outstanding Article prize can be sent as pdfs electronically directly to Michael Provence (

The deadline for submissions is July 15, 2023. Winners will be announced at the SSA annual meeting (held in conjunction with the Middle East Studies Association) in November 2023.

Inquiries should be directed to Michael Provence, Chair of the Prize Committee at

Contact Info: 

Professor Michael Provence, University of California, San Diego

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