Claremont Prize for the Study of Religion / First book competition

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September 17, 2021
Subject Fields: 
Religious Studies and Theology, Humanities, Social Sciences, Area Studies, Cultural History / Studies

The Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life at Columbia University is seeking submissions to its annual Claremont Prize for the Study of Religion. The prize is dedicated to the publication of first books by early career scholars working in any discipline of the humanities or social sciences. Submissions can be on any aspect of the study of religion, including the study of secularism. Prize-winners will be invited to IRCPL to participate in a workshop and the books will appear in IRCPL's series, "Religion, Culture, and Public Life," published by Columbia University Press.

Submissions must meet the following criteria:

1. Authors must have received the PhD on or after January 1, 2014.
2. The manuscript must be single-authored.
3. The submission must be the author's first book (excluding edited books).
4. The manuscript must not be under consideration at any other press.

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Deadline for submissions: September 17, 2021. 

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Marianna Pecoraro
Program and Communications Manager
Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life
Columbia University

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