Bernard Lewis Prize

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The Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA) is pleased to announce the 2021 Bernard Lewis Prize. This prize will be awarded to scholars or practitioners engaged in the study of issues on antisemitism that were of great importance to ASMEA 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The Bernard Lewis Prize will award scholarly work, either published or unpublished, that addresses the aforementioned issues.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 learn more and apply, visit the ASMEA website HERE.