Best First Book Prize in Mediterranean Studies
The Mediterranean Seminar/CU Mediterranean Studies Group announces the 2021 prize for the best first book in Mediterranean Studies.
Eligible publications are dated 2016—2020.
The submission deadline of 1 January 2021.
The winner will be announced on 1 May 2021 and, funding permitting, will be invited to attend the Mediterranean Seminar workshop in fall 2021.
A “first book” is the first scholarly or scholarly-oriented trade book an author has published (not including editions and translations, which are not eligible for this prize).
The entries submitted should reflect the goals and mission of the Mediterranean Seminar; namely to promote the Mediterranean region as a framework for scholarly inquiry and pedagogy. See www.mediterraneanseminar.org for details.
We are most interested in books that break new ground conceptually or methodologically, are comparative and/or interdisciplinary, that emphasize the intercultural/interregional/inter-religious contact, that are “of” rather than merely “in” the Mediterranean. Although we focus on the pre-Modern, books ranging from any period will be considered. Books from any of the relevant Humanities and Social Sciences disciplines are welcome, including but not limited to all fields of history, art and material culture, literary and cultural studies, anthropology, and sociology. The Mediterranean world is broadly construed as the region centered on the sea, but including connected hinterlands in Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, the western Indian Ocean, the Near East and Central Asia.