Call for Submissions: Association for Slavic, East European, & Eurasian Studies Book Prizes

With the April 15th nomination deadline right around the corner, the Association for Slavic, East European, & Eurasian Studies (ASEES) are seeking nominations for the following Book Prizes:

Wayne S. Vucinich Book Prize (contribution to Russian, Eurasian, and East European studies in any discipline of the humanities or social sciences.)

Davis Center Book Prize in Political and Social Studies (outstanding monograph on Russia, Eurasia, or Eastern Europe in anthropology, political science, sociology, or geography.)

Marshall Shulman Book Prize (outstanding monograph dealing with the international relations, foreign policy, or foreign-policy decision-making of any of the states of the former Soviet Union or Eastern Europe.)

Barbara Jelavich Book Prize (distinguished monograph published on any aspect of Southeast European or Habsburg studies since 1600, or nineteenth- and twentieth-century Ottoman or Russian diplomatic history.)

Kulczycki Book Prize in Polish Studies (best book in any discipline, on any aspect of Polish affairs.)

Ed A. Hewett Book Prize (outstanding publication on the political economy of the centrally planned economies of the former Soviet Union and East Central Europe and their transitional successors.)

USC Book Prize in Literary and Cultural Studies (outstanding monograph published on Russia, Eastern Europe or Eurasia in the fields of literary and cultural studies.)

Reginald Zelnik Book Prize in History (outstanding monograph published on Russia, Eastern Europe or Eurasia in the field of history.)

Please see for more information on each prize.

Eligibility rules:

  • Textbooks, collections, translations, bibliographies, multi-authored works and reference works are ineligible. Additional eligibility rules, specific to each prize, are outlined in the link above.
  • Books must have been published in 2017 to be eligible.
    • Where the book was published at the end of one year and released at the beginning of the following year, it may be necessary to submit the books to two successive years’ competitions. Ie, if prize committee members check the front matter of a book and see a 2018 publication date but upon further review, determine the book was published in 2017, they may consider the book this year or they may hold it for consideration next year. I appreciate that this is clear as mud, so I am happy to take additional questions on this point.

Nomination procedure:

  • Fill out the nomination form
  • Please note that the Lincoln Prize is not being offered this year
  • Send one copy of nominated books to each Committee member (addresses can be found by clicking on the link above) AND to the ASEEES main office. If you wish to nominate one book for multiple awards, you must send one copy to each of the prize committee members but you need only send one copy of the book to the ASEEES office.

Please note that submitting the books is a key step (to the ASEEES office as well as to the committee members)! As many prize committee members travel over the summer, it is important that books are received as close to the deadline as possible so that committee members have the full complement of submissions before they leave.

If you would like your book to be considered for one of the above prizes, please contact – the marketing team will be happy to send out copies of the book at no charge to complete the nomination.

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