AAJR Baron Book Prize

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The American Academy for Jewish Research invites submissions for the Salo Wittmayer Baron Book Prize.  The Baron Book Prize ($5,000) is awarded annually to the author of an outstanding first book in Jewish studies.


Eligibility:  An academic book, in English, in any area of Jewish studies published in calendar year 2019.  The work must be the author’s first scholarly book.  The author must have received his or her Ph.D. within the previous seven years, no earlier than 2012.


Deadline:  Submissions must be received by January 31, 2020. The winner will be notified in late spring 2020.


When submitting a book for consideration, please have four copies sent, along with a statement of when and where the author received his or her Ph.D., to:


Cheri Thompson

American Academy for Jewish Research

202 S. Thayer St., Suite 2111

Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1608


For further information, please contact Professor James Diamond, Chair of the prize committee at jdiamond@uwaterloo.ca.

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