- 30th Annual Association of Central Eurasian Students Conference
The 30th Annual Association of Central Eurasian Students
February 10, 2024 (Tentative)
Submission Deadline: 1 December 2023
The Association of Central Eurasian Students (ACES) at Indiana University is requesting submissions for our annual conference. We are accepting abstracts for 15-20 minute presentations on topics related to Central Eurasia. We welcome proposals from all disciplinary backgrounds, as well as from any regional or historical focus. Presentations may include, but are not limited to, topics in Iranian (Afghan, Persian, Tajik), Mongolic, Tibetan, Tungusic, Turkic, and Uralic (Balto-Finnic, Hungarian, etc.) studies. Our mission at ACES is to bring together emerging scholars in the field of Central Eurasian studies to exchange ideas and refine their research with feedback from their peers. Undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars are all invited to submit. The conference will be held in-person in Bloomington, Indiana on February 10, 2024 (date tentative). We welcome international submissions, so long as the presenter can participate in person. Presenters and attendees are responsible for their own travel arrangements. Accepted panelists should be prepared to give their presentation during normal business hours (9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.) in U.S. Eastern Standard Time (UTC -5:00). All presentations will be given in English.
Applicants are welcome to submit individual proposals or panel proposals of no more than three presenters. Individual submissions will be assigned to a thematically appropriate panel by the Conference Committee. Please include the following information for all submissions:
- Names of all authors (note the name of the person presenting);
- Institutional affiliation and title/position;
- Contact information, including e-mail address and telephone number;
- Curriculum vitae (no longer than two pages);
- Presentation title;
- An abstract of no more than 300 words;
- (For individual submissions) Geographic region of focus and thematic panel preference. Preferences may include, but are not limited to: anthropology, archaeology, economics, environmental issues, ethnography, history (classical, medieval, modern), linguistics, literature, nationalism and identity, philology, politics, socio-economic issues, and religious studies.
- Two preferred time slots from the following (in U.S. EST [UTC -5:00]) – 9-10:30 AM,
- 11:00 AM-12:30 PM, 1-2:30 PM, 3:00-4:30 PM EST. While we will do our best to accommodate accepted panelists’ preferences, all presenters should be prepared to present at any time during normal business hours in U.S. EST.
Deadline for Submissions: 1 December 2023
Please submit the requested information in a single PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions will be anonymously reviewed by a committee of the same regional or disciplinary background. Submissions will be evaluated on the basis of interest, originality, relevance, methodology, and clarity. Invitations to present will be sent out in mid-December. Accepted panelists should be prepared to provide their panel’s discussant with a draft of their paper no later than January 26th, 2024. Please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com with any questions regarding the Conference. We look forward to reviewing your submissions!
- Criminalized Again: Culture(s) of LGBTQI+ In Search of Freedom
Harriman Institute at Columbia University
April 12-13, 2024
The conference intends to bring together artists, community leaders, cultural practitioners, media practitioners, policy makers, and researchers. Speakers will address a wide range of questions, including:
- How have (self-)definitions of queer communities evolved over different historical periods?
- What are the regimes of (in)visibility of queer cultures in different historical and geographical settings?
- What are the international and transnational dimensions of Russian and Russophone queer cultures?
- What is the role of queer communities in de-colonising ‘Russian culture’?
- How can Russian and Russophone queer cultural heritage be preserved?
Materials presented at the conference will form the basis of the planned edited volume on Russian and Russophone LGBTQI+ in the last 30 years.
If you are interested in attending the conference and taking part in the planned publication, please send your bio (100 words), and your paper title and abstract (300 words) to Mark Lipovetsky (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Vlad Strukov (email@example.com) by DECEMBER 1, 2023. Travel by economy class and accommodation (3 nights) will be covered by the Harriman Institute.
In recent years, greater attention has been paid to LGBTQI+ cultures and histories. For example, in 2017 Tate Britain staged the first exhibition surveying queer art in a national, publicly-funded institution. And in the same year, Bangkok hosted the biggest exhibition of LGBTQ art in South East Asia. These events tell the story of queer resistance in national and international contexts, pointing to complex relationships between indigenous queer cultures and colonial norms. The queer perspective allows considerations of colonial histories and emancipation movements in the ways that privilege marginalised cultural groups and their lived experience under dominant imperial frameworks. The planned event and publication adopt the queer, de-colonial perspective to investigate and celebrate queer cultures and examine critically the meanings of the terms ‘Russian’ and ‘Russophone’.
In the Russian context, the chequered history of LGBTQI+ has been marked by the waves of progressive and regressive legislation. The Bolshevik government considered sexual freedoms to be an integral part of their social reforms, with the Russian Soviet Socialist Republic being one of the first countries in the world to fully legalise homosexuality in 1922. In 1933, male homosexuality was criminalised by Joseph Stalin in the USSR, leading to the waves of repressions. It was de-criminalised in 1993, after the dissolution of the USSR, as a part of procedural requirements from The European Council which the Russian Federation sought to join. With the exception of the early Soviet period, legal provisions regulating LGBTQI+ were a product of external pressures, or of personal preferences of the country’s leaders, and at no point in Russian history had LGBTQI+ freedoms been an outcome of a recognised liberation movement. Criminalisation was partial, affecting male individuals, leading to stigmatisation of male homosexuality in the society.
In the context of these changing legal provisions, Russian and Russophone queer cultures of the twentieth century were diverse and complex, exercising national and global influence in terms of queer thought and theory (e.g., Kollontai and Bakhtin) and artistic expression: in the visual arts, music, theatre, literature, photography, film, television, and popular culture. However, we still do not know much about Russian and Russophone queer cultures of the twentieth century, and especially about the contribution of non-Russian queer people—Latvians, Ossetians, Sakhas, Ukrainians, and other cultural groups—to queer visibility and emancipation in local and international settings. Equally, there is insufficient knowledge about Russophone queer culture produced by individuals who had migrated out of the USSR and Russian Federation, partly due to the disregard of this type of knowledge in Western academia.
In recent years, in the Russian Federation the issues of LGBTQI+ communities have gained central ground in the shifting political climate of successive governments led by Vladimir Putin. In the first decade of the century, there was a lenient approach to LGBTQI+, with representatives of the community coming to prominence and securing support of the government. However, at the start of the second decade, following the colour revolutions in the former Soviet Republics and the protest movement in the Russian Federation, the climate changed leading to the introduction of legislation banning positive representations of LGBTQI+ among minors in 2013. In 2023, a few months after the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the Duma extended the ban to all social groups, thus in effect making all neutral and positive discussions about, or what they call ‘promotions’, or ‘propaganda’ of, LGBTQI+ illegal. And in the summer of 2023, the government passed legislation banning gender reassignment, including a ban on hormonal therapy, robbing transgender people of the right to get married and adopt children.
At the government level, LGBTQI+ communities have been portrayed in negative terms, and often as communities under the influence of Western powers, thus becoming a tool for divisive politics, stigmatization, and discrimination. The goal of the conference is to examine Russian and Russophone queer cultures (as emerging in fashion, film, literature, visual arts, popular music, and other forms and media) of the period between 1993 and 2023, and also their relation to the earlier periods, including the Soviet period. Similarly, the conference aims to investigate the relationship between Russian and world queer cultures, including émigré and diasporic communities. These considerations are to be achieved in the process of problematising the terms ‘Russian’ in order to assess critically its colonial legacy.
- Lessons & Legacies 2024: "Languages of the Holocaust"
The Seventeenth Biennial Lessons and Legacies Conference, sponsored by the Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University, and hosted by Claremont McKenna College and the University of Southern California, invites proposals for papers, panels, workshops, and seminars. This conference will focus on languages of the Holocaust and its history, representation, and memory. We aim to bring together scholars working in different languages, disciplines, discourses, and methodologies for intellectual exchange.
We encourage proposals that interpret the theme “languages of the Holocaust” from a wide range of vantagepoints and disciplines. The conference theme refers both to the specific languages in which people have spoken and written—during and about—the Holocaust, as well as the ways in which the Holocaust has been represented in a wide range of discourses (documentary, archival, testimonial, judicial, academic, artistic, non-verbal, photographic). We are interested in proposals that explore different phases of the vast and ever-expanding range of postwar discourses by survivors and their descendants, scholars, artists, filmmakers, journalists, and so forth. Further, we invite proposals that take up issues of translation in both its literal and figurative meanings in the field of Holocaust Studies.
Questions of interest include: What role did linguistic strategies—and strategic silences—play in extending Nazism’s reach and in the perpetration of the Holocaust? What cultural, social, and political tensions or hierarchies emerged between different linguistic and cultural communities in the ghettos and camps? During the Holocaust ,what strategies did Jewish writers and activists adopt to try to keep sensitive topics and projects illegible to potential Nazi observers/readers? How do the conceptual paradigms—and the literal languages—of wartime documents differ from those of postwar written and oral memoir and testimony?
How have paradigms and presuppositions in the history of the Holocaust, the study of Holocaust testimony, literature and film, and/or ethical reflections on the Holocaust and its legacy been shaped by the inclusion or exclusion of documents or whole archives in certain languages? How have political and ideological languages, particularly of the Cold War and of Zionism, highlighted, manipulated, or suppressed events and documents of the Holocaust? What is the role of translation in mediating, shaping, popularizing, flattening, or obscuring our understanding of the Holocaust? Do artifacts of visual culture transcend linguistic boundaries, or relate to specific language traditions in specific ways? Does silence relate to all languages identically, or to specific languages in particular ways (does silence have an accent)? How might the discourses of history and the languages of memory and memorialization differ across nations, disciplines, and a group’s situatedness in relation to the Holocaust?
The above questions are meant to suggest and facilitate, but not to limit, possibilities for reflection and exchange. We invite proposals on any aspect of the Holocaust, in addition to those focused on the conference theme. Because we want to encourage exploration of new ways of approaching the Holocaust, we ask that proposals focus on research that the scholar has not presented at a previous Lessons and Legacies conference.
Submission Deadline: 4 December 2023
Conference sessions include several formats, as outlined below.
Submissions should clearly indicate one of these formats.
Conference Panels will consist of three or four papers and a moderator. Conference chairs will consider individual proposals and organize them as panels, as well as proposals for full panels. Paper proposals should include a title and abstract (up to 300 words) and a short (1–2 pages) CV. Proposals for full panels should include a panel title and brief description of the full session (up to 300 words), in addition to a paper proposal and CV for each presenter. We welcome the trend toward increasingly collaborative work and are happy to acknowledge co-authors, but for logistical issues of hotel space, presentation time, and limited financial assistance for presenters, we ask that only one person submit a proposal and, if accepted, present a paper.
Workshops consisting of one or two presenters should focus on particular questions, approaches, or sources. Workshops are intended to be interactive and practical, highlighting, for example, a new pedagogical approach or research question or method, curricular innovations, or creative ways to examine and interpret artifacts or texts both in research and the classroom. Conference organizers will prioritize proposals centered on participation and discussion.
Seminars bring together a diverse group of scholars at various career levels for three meetings over the course of the conference, for sustained discussion of a question or problem. Participants will access a common syllabus of readings and position papers before the conference. Only those registered for the seminar will have access to the papers; online access will be removed immediately after the conference. If you are interested in proposing a seminar, submit an abstract (up to 350 words) that describes a compelling case for why this particular issue should be explored. Once a seminar is accepted, conference organizers will issue a call for applications to participate in seminars (9–12 papers accepted).
Participants will be determined by the seminar organizer in consultation with a conference co-chair. Seminar papers must be available to post by 1 September 2024. On the conference program, seminars can be designated as open or closed to auditors, at the decision of the seminar organizer. We encourage open seminars but appreciate that in certain cases there can be good rationales for keeping a seminar closed to non-participants.
To the extent possible, financial assistance for conference presenters will be provided. Priority is given to scholars who would otherwise not be able to attend: graduate students, independent scholars, faculty at teaching-oriented colleges not offering research support, and scholars living outside the United States with unusually high travel costs. Instructions for funding applications will be posted once the conference program is finalized.
Jennifer Geddes (University of Virginia) and Sven-Erik Rose (University of California, Davis)
Wolf Gruner (University of Southern California) and Wendy Lower (Claremont-McKenna College)
Workshop and Seminar Coordinator:
Anna Veprinska (Cape Breton University)
All proposals must be submitted online via the Lessons & Legacies Oxford Abstracts portal. The submission portal will open in Summer 2023.
- Ulbandus, International Slavistics Periodical
Semantic Satiation: Bad Slavic Literature(s) Throughout the Ages
Editor-in-Chief: Venya Gushchin
Executive Editor: Zachary J. Deming
Furthering a project initiated at the Harriman Institute in October, 2022, Ulbandus seeks papers for its 20th volume that move to interrogate the form and function of “badness” in texts from various Slavic literary traditions throughout history. Quality in literature exists as a field of probability—an organizing force whose effects we might glean ex post facto, but the essential characteristics of which recede and vanish upon direct observation. Withal, the judgment of “badness” lays out a coordinate system for a literature at a particular moment. Literary language of poor quality defines the limits of literariness at a given historical moment, heightens the contradictions inherent to the process by which literary form coheres and “is made,” and lays the foundation for future verbal experimentation and development. In so doing, it offers us a particularly effective means of investigating relations between individual actors and literary institutions. Svetlana Boym suggests as much in her study of “commonplace writing,” positing that it becomes “a public threat,” dramatizing “the tension between writing and publishing, between writing and the presentation of the self.” Corollarily, specifically “bad” literature presents yet another vector for the analysis of constructive principles long deemed problematic in (or, elsewhere, banished from) literary scholarship. The self-conscious apperception of badness in literary language constitutes a mediated encounter with human frailty bleeding into form—drawing our full attention to otherwise latent textual consequences of “authorship,” and attuning us to the reflexive moral condemnation that so often accompanies our negative aesthetic judgments.
The oblique examination of such marginal and chaotic linguistic tendencies—the effort to locate them in form, to historicize the mechanisms of their production, and to schematize how they educate readers and authors alike on their proper roles within “literature” as a social organ—offers a new avenue for the dissection of meaning and medium in Slavophone literatures across imperial boundaries and historical borders.
To participate in this volume, please submit a title and abstract (up to 750 words) by December 10, 2023, including your name and affiliation, in English or Russian. Submissions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. Your abstract should outline the article’s focus and methodological approach. Please send in your abstract along with a brief biographical statement (100-150 words) including name and institutional affiliation.
We also proffer a link to our 2022 issue: vol. XIX, (re)writing history. Please reach out to us if you would like a physical copy, or to subscribe on an ongoing basis.
Projected timeline for Ulbandus, vol. XX:
December 10, 2023: authors submit titles and abstracts
Mid-December 2023: authors notified about invitation to submit their article to Ulbandus
March 20, 2024: authors submit articles
April 7, 2024: authors receive feedback on articles
May 10, 2024: authors submit final revised versions of articles
July 15, 2022: publication of issue.
- Association for the Student of Eastern Christian History and Culture (ASEC)
The Association for the Study of Eastern Christian History and Culture, Inc. (ASEC) announces its tenth biennial conference to be held at The Ohio State University, February 1-3, 2024 (with a banquet on February 3rd). The theme is the body and Eastern Christianity, broadly conceived to address the relationship between faith and the corporeal, particularly regarding personhood, ability/disability, and healing.
Papers are also welcome that do not explicitly address these topics. Scholars from all disciplines are invited to participate.
The conference will feature a keynote address on Friday, February 2. Our keynote speaker, Katherine Karam McCray, is a social ethicist who focuses on religious history and disability. Her work examines the relationship between sin and disability, teasing out theological constructions of morality around ability while showcasing alternative traditions that decouple bodily autonomy from ethics and foster more capacious theological understandings of the person. McCray holds an MDiv from Princeton Theological Seminary and a ThM from St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary. She is a PhD candidate in religious ethics at University of St. Michael's College, University of Toronto.
Either panel proposals (three papers) or individual paper proposals can be submitted. Send paper and panel proposals with abstracts of 100-200 words for each paper, and a brief one-page curriculum vitae for each participant to Heather Bailey (firstname.lastname@example.org). The deadline for proposals is December 11, 2023.
Limited funding is available to provide graduate students with assistance for travel expenses.
For more information on the conference and its venue, contact Nadieszda Kizenko (email@example.com).
- ExpertTurn Conference: Expertise in medicine and the human sciences during the 20th Century in Europe and beyond
Expertise shapes modern societies, and the issues of health and normalcy form their core. That is why analyzing the disciplines of medicine and the human sciences – such as psychology, sociology, demography, and pedagogy – is helpful in understanding how modern societies function and change. There has been increasing interest in socialist expertise in recent years, and our research project, ExpertTurn, is part of that growing scholarly community. We focus on the human science expertise in East-Central Europe from comparative and transnational perspectives. We want to broaden our scope spatially and temporally during our conference. Thus, we call for papers analyzing human science expertise that circulated in Europe, whether it originated there or elsewhere, during the short 20th century (approximately from the interwar period to post-socialism, the 1920s-1990s). We encourage papers seeking connections across the borders of disciplines, countries, and time periods. We are interested in papers focusing on: • Expert-to-expert exchanges. How did various forms of expertise communicate with each other? How did experts form alliances or create new (sub)disciplines? How did the topics they studied change in the process? How did experts communicate across the borders of nations and disciplines? • Expert-to-state exchanges. How did experts communicate with the state? How did expertise forge new policies? How did the position of experts vis-a-vis the state change over time? How did expertise travel between national and supranational levels? How were scientific and policy bodies, such as the United Nations and international professional organizations, involved in creating new expertise? How else did knowledge circulate? • Expert-to-people exchanges. How did expertise inform the everyday practices of people? How did forms of communication evolve? How did people pass their ideas on to experts? Under what circumstances could “lay” people become experts? What roles did non-governmental, grassroots, and unofficial spheres play in creating or changing expertise? • Knowledge from the margins: of disciplines, of a given country, of Europe and beyond • Gender, class, and race in expertise We invite 300-word abstracts by 15 December 2023 at ExpertTurn conference. We envision 15-minute presentations, allowing ample time for discussion. You are welcome to submit a panel of three papers, but please allow us to move presentations to other panels if need be. We encourage doctoral students and early career researchers to apply. We can offer some support by providing accommodation during the conference. Coffee and snacks during breaks and vegetarian and vegan lunches will be provided for all. We do not charge any conference fee. The conference is organized by the ExpertTurn team, “Expertise in authoritarian societies. Human sciences in the socialist countries of East-Central Europe,” funded by the Czech Science Foundation EXPRO-Excellence in Basic Research. We are based at the Institute of History at the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague. Our conference will take place at its representative residence, Villa Lanna.
If you have any questions, contact us firstname.lastname@example.org
- 5th Biennial Richard Robinson Workshop on Business History
Affective Bonds, Intimate Exchanges: Family, Kinship, & Gender in Business History
May 23–25, 2024, Portland OR
The modern economy is often conceived as a realm of anonymity, where strangers, motivated by rational and individual objectives, exchange goods and services with “no other nexus between man and man than naked self-interest, than callous ‘cash payment’” (as famously described in The Communist Manifesto). Yet actual business practices, in both the past and present, reveal the “embeddedness” of economic actions in social relations (as Granovetter and others have shown), most glaringly, in the affective and familial ties that are inextricable from economic strategies. This conference will explore the enduring imbrication of commercial practices with family, kinship, gender (which structures family and household bonds), and women (whose appearance as a social category troubled the notion of the autonomous, genderless, individual). It seeks to bring together scholars working on a broad array of topics related to the intimate and familial aspects of economic life from various regions across the globe and various historical periods (modern, pre-modern, & others). Questions this conference will investigate include, but are not limited to: How have family and kinship networks fostered trust, provided for credit and investment, shielded economic actors from uncertainty, and been leveraged as collateral? How have intimate relations, both legal and extra-legal, acted to forge commercial alliances, transfer and create capital, and facilitate the circulation of commercial information? How have kinship, marriage, and intimate relations permitted business exchanges in colonial and diasporic contexts? How have kinship and marital ties allowed for long-term investment and long-distance (e.g. transoceanic and transcontinental) trades? How have gender roles and gender performances in the familial context enabled or undermined business activities? For instance, how have economic actors mobilized masculinity and femininity in their business practices? And how have women, as key actors in intimate economies, leveraged their position to participate in commercial affairs?
In envisioning this workshop, we take a broad view of the notion of family and kinship, defining both as an association of people who do not see each other as strangers and who thereby possess affective ties and bonds of obligation and reciprocity. These kinds of family formations extend from nuclear families to extended and joint families, and to kinship networks that may not involve blood ties. We are interested in works that interrogate how the search for profit or gain are tied to, embedded in, relations of obligation, that for financial benefits to relations of duty, and that for economic privilege to relations of responsibility. Given the historically crucial role of gender in intimate economies, we are particularly interested in papers that explore the gendered dynamics of business operations. We seek papers that engage how women have participated in formal and informal economies and the relation of their participation to their position in the household. As we intend this workshop to be a global history of business, we especially welcome proposals dealing with sites in the non-West, the counter-colonial space of the Global South, and the emerging continental entity of Eurasia.
Topics of particular interest may touch on (but are not limited to):
Family and kinship as fostering trust and mitigating risk in economic networks Marriage as economic strategy (capital transfer, commercial alliances, etc.) Cross-generational and interfamilial capital transfer (inheritance, dowries, bride price) Economic aspects of intimate relations (information circulation, influence peddling) Performance of masculinity/femininity in business contexts Women as business partners, shareholders, investors, property owners Sex work and quasi- or non-monogamous marital ties (prostitution, courtesanship, concubinage) Gender and intimacy in colonial, postcolonial, and neocolonial commercial relations Unmarried women, married women, and widows as economic actors Kinship and diasporic businesses Family as collateral: pawnship, debt collateral, and use of family reputation Family as credit: family name and family reputation in finance, banking, and other credit-dispensing businesses The Richard Robinson Business History Workshop has held small workshops on particular themes in business history since 2012. The keynote address of the fifth biennial Richard Robinson Workshop will be given by Professor Ritu Birla (University of Toronto) on the evening of Thursday, May 23. Papers selected for the workshop will be pre-circulated and discussed in plenary sessions on Friday, May 24 and Saturday, May 25.
Paper proposals, consisting of a one-page CV and a 500-word abstract, should be sent to the workshop organizers, Thomas Luckett (Portland State University), Chia Yin Hsu (Portland State University), and Erika Vause (St. John’s University), at email@example.com by December 15, 2023. Accepted proposals will be notified by January 15, 2024.
Presentations will be in person at Portland State University. Presenters will receive lodging for three nights and meals, as well as air travel or other comparable travel to and from the Workshop. There will be no charge for conference registration.
- The Birch Journal at Columbia
Founded in 2004, The Birch Journal is the oldest national undergraduate journal dedicated to Eastern European, Eurasian, and Slavic studies. It is entirely run and produced by Columbia undergraduates. Our mission is to celebrate not only the region’s diversity, but also the significant variety and interconnections among students worldwide who are contributing to the discourse. We believe The Birch Journal—as a forum for discussion, debate, and inquiry—has never been so necessary.
We are opening submissions for the 2023-2024 school year!
We invite undergraduates to submit essays of up to 4,000 words concerning regional culture, history, and politics, as well as literary criticism, creative works (short stories, memoirs, poems, translations), and art/photography for publication in our annual spring print issue. All print submissions will undergo a double blind review process.
Anything you may have written for a class in the field of interest is eligible for publication. We encourage you to get your submissions in early. Submissions will be accepted until 11:59 pm on Sunday, December 31, 2023.
If you are interested in reviewing past issues of The Birch Journal, please see here.
The Birch Journal also accepts rolling submissions for our blog: short articles (such as reviews or op-eds), short stories/poetry, short-form translation, and art/photography. Blog submissions can range from 500 to 2,000 words depending on genre, and they are ideally topical and written for a wider audience.
If accepted, for either print or blog, your piece will be subject to at least one round of editing.
If you have any questions, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Ab Imperio Award
DEADLINE: December 31st, 2023
Ab Imperio Quarterly announces a call for the annual Ab Imperio Award for the best study in new imperial history and history of diversity in Northern Eurasia, up to the late twentieth century, published in 2023.
More information on the participation eligibility, nomination procedure, and selection process is available here: https://sites.google.com/view/abimperioaward/ab-imperio-award
The award envisions three categories:
1. Best book.
2. Best article in a peer-reviewed academic journal or chapter in a scholarly collection.
3. Best dissertation chapter.
The award is given for the novelty of the research question, command of modern international secondary literatures, introduction of new primary sources, and innovative interpretation of primary sources.
The award winners to be announced after April 1, 2024.
The annual Ab Imperio Award for the best book is $1,500; the annual Ab Imperio Award for the best article or book chapter is $1,000; the annual Ab Imperio Award for the best dissertation chapter is $500. In addition, the winners in the first two categories are invited to deliver Ab Imperio Award public lectures at the University of Illinois at Chicago during the fall of 2023. The editors of Ab Imperio will work closely with the winner of the award for the best dissertation chapter on reworking the chapter into an article to be considered for publication in AI.
The award is sponsored by the independent international nonprofit nongovernmental educational organization KRES Poliskola (New York and Riga)