Deadline Approaching: Bernard Lewis Prize

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The Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA) is pleased to present the 2021 Bernard Lewis Prize. This will be awarded to scholars or practitioners engaged in the study of issues on antisemitism that were of great importance to our founding chairman, Prof. Bernard Lewis.

While Christian antisemitism is well-studied, a stigma remains around addressing antisemitism in the Muslim world. Beyond this, relatively few scholars focus on the Middle Eastern dimensions of Christian antisemitism in religious and cultural terms, much less the political impacts in the West.

The Bernard Lewis Prize will award scholarly work, either published or unpublished, that addresses the aforementioned issues. Recipients of the $2,500 prize will be announced and awarded at the Fourteenth Annual ASMEA Conference on November 13–15, 2021 in Washington, D.C. Additionally, all finalists will present and discuss their work during the Conference.

To Apply:

  • Applicants must be current members of ASMEA.
  • Submissions can be either published or unpublished.
  • Applications must include a recent C.V. or resume, a letter of reference, and a 750 word abstract of the submission.
  • Applications will be accepted only via the ASMEA website.
  • Finalists will be notified in advance and expected to present their submission at the Fourteenth Annual Conference on November 13 -15, 2021 in Washington, D.C.
  • The deadline to submit is June 30, 2021.

Apply Here.

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