The Azrieli Institute of Israel Studies is pleased to announce the winners of the inaugural Concordia University Library - Azrieli Institute Award for Best Book in Israel Studies — a new prize jointly offered by the The Azrieli Institute of Israel Studies and Concordia University Library.
Congratulations to Inbal Ben-Asher Gitler, author of Architectural Culture in British Mandate Palestine, 1917-1947 (Edinburgh University Press, 2020), and Haggai Ram, author of Intoxicating Zion: A Social History of Hashish in Mandatory Palestine and Israel (Stanford University Press, 2020), the 2021 Best Book in Israel Studies co-winners!
The jury would like to thank the authors and publishers for over forty excellent works that were submitted for this competition.
The other finalists were:
The jury consisted of:
Geoffrey Robert Little, Associate University Librarian at Concordia University, Director of Concordia University Press, Co-Chair of the Jury
Dr. Csaba Nikolenyi, Professor, Department of Political Science at Concordia University, Director of the Azrieli Institute of Israel Studies, Series Editor for McGill-Queen's-Azrieli Institute Series in Israel Studies
Dr. Loren Lerner, Professor Emerita of Art History at Concordia University
Dr. Ira Robinson, Professor Emerita of Religions and Cultures at Concordia University, Chair and Director of the Concordia Institute for Canadian Jewish Studies