Switzer-Cooperstock Essay Prize in Western Canadian Jewish History

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May 1, 2020
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Canadian History / Studies, Jewish History / Studies

           The Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada invites applications for a prize awarded for a publishable essay on Jewish history in Western Canada with some preference for essays on secular Jewish schools in Western Canada, Jewish settlers, farmers,  and traders in rural areas of Western Canada, and the immigration experience of Jews to Western Canada. Preference will be given to research specific to the Jewish experience in the urban centers and rural communities of the Canadian Prairie Provinces.

            To apply, submit a finished but unpublished essay (work published within the last two years is also eligible) or write a letter identifying the research project, the problem to be solved, previous scholarship,  the sources used, and the preliminary results. Include a CV.   The deadline for applications is May 1, 2020.  Applications will be considered by an academic panel and the results will be announced on or about June 1, 2020.

             The winner will receive $6,000 in Canadian funds and will present his/her findings at a public lecture in Winnipeg in Fall 2020, preferably in September.  

              To apply or request further information, contact Mr. Stanislao Carbone, Director of Programs and Exhibits, Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada; 123 Doncaster Street; Winnipeg Canada , R3N 2B2. Email: scarbone@jhcwc.org.

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Mr. Stanislao Carbone, Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada

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