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The 2019 Hungarian Studies Association Book Prize

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    Sponsored by the Hungarian Studies Association, the goal of the book prize is to recognize quality scholarship in Hungarian studies and support Hungarian studies in the United States. The book prize is awarded biennially for the most important contribution to Hungarian studies originally published in English in the previous two calendar years. The HSA Book Prize carries a cash award and is presented at the meeting of the Hungarian Studies Association at the annual convention of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies.

    Rules of eligibility for the Hungarian Studies Association book prize competition are as follows:

    • The competition is open to works in any discipline, dealing with any aspect of Hungarian studies.
    • The book must be a monograph, preferably by a single author, or by no more than two authors.
    • It must bear a copyright date of either one or two years preceding the award year (for the 2019 competition, the published copyright date should be 2017 or 2018).
    • Textbooks, collections, translations, bibliographies, and reference works are ineligible.
    • Authors may be of any nationality as long as the work is originally published in English.
    • Books that have received other prizes are eligible.
    • Strong preference will be given to works by first-time authors and junior scholars early in their careers

    Please send one copy of the nominated monograph to each Committee member (see addresses below). Nominations must be received no later than June 15, 2019. Submissions should be clearly marked “Hungarian Studies Association Book Prize Nomination” and should also include the author’s contact information.


    The winner of the Hungarian Studies Association Book Prize will be chosen by the following scholars:

    Jeffrey Pennington, University of California, Berkeley; Committee Chair
    (mailing address)
    Jeffrey Pennington
    260 Stephens Hall # 2304
    Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA 94720-2304

    Robert Nemes, Colgate University
    (mailing address)
    Robert Nemes
    History Department
    Colgate University
    13 Oak Drive
    Hamilton, NY 13346

    Alexander Vari, Marywood University

    (mailing address)

    Dr. Alexander Vari
    Department of Social Sciences
    College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    Marywood University
    2300 Adams Ave.
    Scranton, PA 18509

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