15 June deadline: 2016 Historia Nova prize competition is open

Nancy Condee's picture
June 16, 2016
Pennsylvania, United States
Subject Fields: 
Cultural History / Studies, Eastern Europe History / Studies, Film and Film History, Literature, Russian or Soviet History / Studies

The 2016 Historia Nova competition now invites 2016 nominations for the Best Book on Russian Intellectual and Cultural  History.  Nominating instructions below.

Background.  Established in 2012 by the Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation and Academic Studies Press, the Historia Nova Prize recognizes the best scholarly volume originally written and published in English within the preceding two years.  Eligible genres include single and collective-author monographs, collections of articles, and special thematic issues of scholarly journals.  

 Past winners are:

  • 2012 Historia Nova: Katerina Clark, Moscow the Fourth Rome (Harvard University Press, 2011);
  • 2013 Historia Nova: Serhii Plokhii, The Cossack Myth: History and Nationhood in the Age of Empires (Cambridge University Press, 2012);
  • 2014 Historia Nova: Valerie Kivelson, Desperate Magic: The Moral Economy of Witchcraft in Seventeenth-Century Russia (Cornell University Press, 2013).
  • 2016 Historia Nova: Ekaterina Pravilova, A Public Empire:  Property and the Quest for the Common Good in Imperial Russia (Princeton University Press, 2014)

Juried by a five-person international team, with logistical support from the Press, the Historia Nova prize seeks nominations from publishers, literary agencies, universities (and university departments), journals, scholarly organizations, artistic unions, groups, and individuals. 

 àNomination instructions.  The 2016 Historia Nova award, to be announced at the November 2016 ASEEES convention (17-20 November, Washington Marriott Wardman Park), will be chosen from nominations submitted to historianova@academicstudiespress.com by 15 June 2016.   

The Organizing Committee asks that publishers nominating their own titles send five complimentary copies of the book to:

Academic Studies Press

28 Montfern Avenue

Brighton MA 02135 USA

 The Organizing Committee would be grateful to anyone who would circulate this announcement to a broad community of potential nominators and authors.

Contact Info: 

Prof. N. Condee, Director

Global Studies Center (NRC Title VI)

University Center for International Studies

University of Pittsburgh

4103 Wesley W. Posvar Hall

Pittsburgh, PA 15260

+1 412-363-7180





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