In order to promote and highlight excellence in research, the Syrian Studies Association each year awards prizes for the best writing on Bilad al-Sham until 1918 and on Syria in the period following.
In 2016, the SSA seeks submissions for the most outstanding dissertation completed between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2016, and the most outstanding article or book chapter published between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016. Please note that this statement is a correction from an earlier announcement: within the specified dates, dissertations should be completed, not published.
In order to be considered for the prize, candidates must join the association. Information about the Syrian Studies Association is available at the following website: http://www.ou.edu/ssa/index.html
Submissions in languages other than English are welcomed.
Articles should be sent electronically. Books can be sent either electronically or in hard copy.
The deadline for submissions is July 15, 2016. All submissions should be sent to Charles Wilkins, Chair of the Prize Committee, at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Winners will be announced at the SSA annual meeting in November 2016. Inquiries should be directed to Charles Wilkins.