European Studies Book Award 2020

The European Studies Book Award honors the work of talented scholars who have written their first book on any subject in European Studies published within a two-year period.

A multi-disciplinary Book Award Committee appointed by the Council’s Executive Committee will choose the winner. A formal presentation of the award will be conducted at the following International Conference of Europeanists. The winning author will receive $1,000 as well as travel assistance to attend the conference and award ceremony. The winner will also be recognized in CES publications and on our website.

*The European Studies Book Award is awarded in even years, alternating with the Eurpean Studies First Article Prize



For the 2020 European Studies Book Award competition, each nominated title must meet the following criteria:
  • Be the first book written by the nominee in the field of European Studies;
  • Be published between October 1, 2017 and September 30, 2019
  • Not be a reprint or re-edition of a previously published book
  • Be the work of one author only
  • The author must be a member of the Council for European Studies or must hold a full-time faculty appointment at an institution that is a member. 
Nominations may be submitted by the publisher, author or an admiring colleague, and must be accompanied by eight (8) copies of the nominated title separately mailed to the Council for European Studies and the seven members of its Book Award Committee.



Applications and Nominations open July 15, and are due (postmarked by) October 15. (Nominees will be notified of the committee’s decision in mid-April, 2020.) 


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