Call for Submissions: 2017 AWSS Graduate Essay Prize

AWSS invites submissions for the 2017 Graduate Essay Prize. The prize is awarded to the author of a chapter or article-length essay on any topic in any field or area of Slavic/East European/Central Asian Studies written by a woman, or on a topic in Slavic/East European/Central Asian Women's/Gender Studies written by a woman or a man. This competition is open to current doctoral students and to those who defended a doctoral dissertation in 2016-2017. If the essay is a seminar paper, it must have been written during the academic year 2016-2017. If the essay is a dissertation chapter, it should be accompanied by the dissertation abstract and table of contents. Previous submissions and published materials are ineligible. Essays should be no longer than 50 double-spaced pages, including reference matter, and in English (quoted text in any other language should be translated). Completed submissions must be received by September 1, 2017. Please send a copy of the essay and an updated CV to each of the three members of the Prize Committee as email attachments. Please address any questions to the chair of the prize committee.

Choi Chatterjee, Committee Chair
Professor of History
California State University, Los Angeles

Professor Adrienne Harris
Associate Professor of Russian
Baylor University (Please note underscore in this address between Adrienne and Harris)

Professor Amy Randall
Associate Professor of History
Santa Clara University

Heldt Prize 2017 Nominations

The Association for Women in Slavic Studies invites nominations for the 2017 Competition for the Heldt Prizes, awarded for works of scholarship. To be eligible for nomination, all books and articles for the first three prize categories must be published between 15 April 2016 and 15 April 2017. The publication dates for the translation prize, which is offered every other year, are 15 April 2015 to 15 April 2017. Nominations for the 2017 prizes will be accepted for the following categories:

  1. Best book in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian women's and gender studies;
  2. Best article in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian women's and gender studies;
  3. Best book by a woman in any area of Slavic/East European/Eurasian studies.
  4. Best translation in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian women’s and gender studies.

One may nominate individual books for more than one category, and more than one item for each category. Articles included in collections as well as journals are eligible for the "best article" prize, but they must be nominated individually. Hard copy submissions are preferred over e-versions. The prizes will be awarded at the AWSS meeting at the ASEEES National Convention in Chicago, IL, in November 2017.

To nominate any work, please send or request that the publisher send one copy to each of the five members of the Prize committee by 1 May 2017:

Paula Michaels, Chair, Heldt Prize Committee
Philosophical, Historical and International Studies
Menzies Building, 20 Chancellors Walk
Monash University
Clayton, VIC 3800

Melissa Bokovoy
Department of History
MSC06 3760
Mesa Vista Hall, rm 1104
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Jenny Kaminer
Dept. of German/Russian
1 Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

Eileen Kane
Department of History
Connecticut College
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320

Jennifer Suchland
400 Hagerty Hall
1775 College Rd
Ohio State University
Columbus Ohio, 43210