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The 2019 Marc Raeff Book Prize

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    Mary Arnstein

    The 2019 Marc Raeff Book Prize

    The Eighteenth-Century Russian Studies Association, an affiliate organization of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), is now accepting submissions for the seventh annual Marc Raeff Book Prize.   We encourage both presses and individual scholars to submit nominations to the members of the prize committee (listed below).The Raeff Book Prize is awarded for a publication that is of exceptional merit and lasting significance for understanding Imperial Russia during the long eighteenth-century.  The recipient of the award will be recognized with a cash prize, which will be presented in November 2019 during the ASEEES annual convention in San Francisco.  The award is sponsored by the ECRSA and named in honor of Marc Raeff (1923-2008), historian, teacher, and dixhuitièmiste par excellence.Please address all questions about the prize to Thomas Newlin (Committee Chair) at thomas.newlin@oberlin.eduSubmissions should be made (see Nominating Instructions below) by June 15, 2019.Eligibility

    • The publication must be a monograph, translation, or reference work about any aspect of the long eighteenth century, on any of the territories of the former imperial Russian state.  Textbooks, festschrifts, and edited collections of essays are not eligible unless they constitute significant and innovative contributions to the field.
    • The submitted work must bear a copyright date of 2018 or 2019.
    • Nominated works can be published in any language and in any format (analog or digital). If a nominated work is in a language other than those known by the ECSRA Selection Committee members (English, Russian, French, German), the committee will make a good faith effort to solicit reports from qualified scholars in the field who are conversant in that language.
    • The geographic area of study is broadly defined as the territories of the former imperial Russian state and the Soviet Union. The publication must deal in whole or in part with the long eighteenth century, here defined as the period from the last quarter of the seventeenth-century to the first quarter of the nineteenth-century.
    • Books that have received other prizes are eligible.
    • Scholarly merit, originality, and felicity of style will be the main criteria for selection.


    Nominating Instructions

    Any scholar in the field can nominate a book for the prize. Self-nominations are welcome.

    Nominations can be made by email to Thomas Newlin, Committee Chair ( or to any member of the ECRSA Prize Selection Committee (listed below).

    If a nomination is made by the publisher we appreciate (but do not require) that they send one copy of the eligible publication to each ECRSA Prize Selection Committee member (addresses below) and to the ASEEES main office; alternately, we ask that publishers provide committee members with digital access to any nominated books.

    Submissions should be clearly marked “Marc Raeff Book Prize.”

    Nominations must be received no later than 15 June 2020.

    Award winners will be notified of the award by mid-October 2020.

    Composition of ECRSA Prize Selection Committee:

    Lena Marasinova, Ulitsa Dmitriia Ulianova 19, Institute of Russian History RAN, Moscow 117292, Russia  (Россия, Москва 117292, Улица Дмитрия Ульянова 19,
    Институт российской истории РАН),

    George Munro, Department of History, 813 S. Cathedral Place, Room 301, PO Box 842001, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23284-2001,

    Tom Newlin (Committee Chair), Russian Department, 222 Peters Hall, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH 44074,

    Ilya Vinitsky, 17 Springdale Road, Princeton, NJ 08540,

    ASEEES Main Office, Association for Slavic, East European, & Eurasian Studies, 203C Bellefield Hall, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260-6424 USA

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