SHERA Emerging Scholar Prize - Call for Entries (Deadline: 1 October 2019) [SHERA BUSINESS]

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Deadline: October 1, 2019

The Society of Historians of Eastern European, Eurasian, and Russian Art and Architecture (SHERA) is pleased to announce the third annual call for submissions for the SHERA Emerging Scholar Prize. The award aims to recognize and encourage original and innovative scholarship in the field of East European, Eurasian, and Russian art and architectural history. The winner will be announced at the Society’s annual meeting at ASEEES (San Francisco, CA), currently scheduled for Saturday, November 23, from 6-7:30 pm.

Applicants must have published an English-language article in a scholarly print or online journal, or museum print or online publication within the preceding twelve-month period. For the 2019 prize, articles published between September 30, 2018 and September 30, 2019 are eligible. Additionally, applicants are required to have received their PhD within the last 5 years (2014 or thereafter for the 2019 prize) and be a member of SHERA in good standing at the time that the application is submitted. The winner will be awarded $500 and republication (where copyright allows) or citation of the article on H-SHERA.

To apply, please email a CV including contact information (email, mailing address, and telephone) and a copy of the English-language article with header/colophon of the journal or catalogue together with a brief abstract to no later than October 1, 2019.

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2018: Awarded to Aglaya K. Glebova (University of California-Irvine) for her article “Elements of Photography: Avant-garde Aesthetics and the Reforging of Nature,” Representations, Vol. 142, No. 1 (Spring 2018), pp. 56-90.

2017: Awarded to Christina E. Crawford (Emory University) for her article “From Tractors to Territory: Socialist Urbanization through Standardization,” Journal of Urban History (January 2018).