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Rothschild Prize Instructions



On behalf of the Association for the Study of Nationalities and the Harriman Institute, we are pleased to announce the call for nominations for the Joseph Rothschild Prize in Nationalism and Ethnic Studies.

The Joseph Rothschild Prize in Nationalism and Ethnic Studies, sponsored by the Harriman Institute at Columbia University, is awarded annually by the ASN for an outstanding book published in the previous calendar year on Russia, Eastern Europe or Eurasia in which substantial attention is paid to questions of ethnicity and/or nationalism.

The deadline for receipt of all nominations is December 15, 2021. (We will accept books with a 2021 publication date that are published after December 15, as long as they are received no later than January 14, 2022. Please contact the chair of the prize committee at [email protected] prior to the December 15, 2021 deadline if you plan to submit a book after December 15.)

The name of the winner will be announced as part of the 26th Annual ASN World Convention, to be held May 4-7, 2022. 

Rules of Eligibility

Rules of eligibility for the Joseph Rothschild Prize in Nationalism and Ethnic Studies are as follows: 

·    The copyright date inside the book must list 2021 as the date of publication.

·    Authors may be of any nationality as long as the work is published in English. 

·    Works may deal with any area of Russia, Eastern Europe, or Eurasia (including the Balkans, Central Europe, the Baltics, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Central Asia, the Caucasus, Turkey, Afghanistan, and China). Theoretical works on ethnicity and nationalism that are relevant to the region will also be considered. 

·    The competition is open to works of scholarship in any field, so long as substantial attention is paid to the study of nationalism and/or ethnicity, broadly defined.

·    Edited volumes, textbooks, bibliographies, and reference works are ineligible.

·    Books by currently serving judges of the Joseph Rothschild Prize in Nationalism and Ethnic Studies, or by immediate family members of this group, are not eligible.

2022 Joseph Rothschild Book Prize Committee

The winner of the 2022 Joseph Rothschild Prize in Nationalism and Ethnic Studies will be chosen by the following scholars: 

 

Dmitry Gorenburg, Harvard University; Committee Chair (mailing address): 
Dmitry Gorenburg
178 Richardson Dr
Needham, MA 02492

Florian Bieber, University of Graz (mailing address):
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Florian Bieber
Professor of Southeast European History and Politics
Center for Southeast European Studies
University of Graz
Schubertstrasse 21
A-8010 Graz
Austria

 

Eleanor Knott, LSE (mailing address):
Eleanor Knott
Department of Methodology,
London School of Economics,
Houghton Street,
London 
WC2A 2AE
UK

John Paul Newman, Maynooth University (mailing address): 
John Paul Newman
History
Rhetoric House
South Campus
Maynooth University
County Kildare
Ireland

 

Nominating Instructions

Send one copy of each eligible monograph to each Committee member (see addresses above) AND to the ASN office at: 

 

Rothschild Book Prize Nomination
c/o Dr. Jennie Schulze
Book Review Editor, Nationalities Papers
Department of Political Science
Duquesne University, College Hall 503
600 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh PA, 15282

 

Nominations must be received no later than December 15, 2021. (We will accept books with a 2021 publication date that are published after December 15, as long as they are received no later than January 14, 2022.)

Submissions should be clearly marked “Rothschild Book Prize Nomination.” If you would like to receive an acknowledgment that your nomination was received, please enclose with the copy mailed to the ASN office a note with your e-mail address or a self-addressed stamped envelope or a postcard.