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SGMH Prize for Best First Book Proposal

Die BASEES Study Group for Minority History (SGMH) hat einen neuen Buchpreis ins Leben gerufen. Das Ziel des Preises ist die Unterstützung junger Forschender, die auf dem Weg sind ihr erstes Buch bei einem renommierten wissenschaftlichen Verlag unterzubringen. Nebst einem monetären Preis würde der:die Gewinner:in von ausführlichem Feedback und Begleitung im Prozess hin zur Publizierung profitieren.

The Prize for Best First Book Proposal in Minority History will be launched by theBASEES Study Group for Minority History(SGMH) in September 2022 to recognise scholarly excellence among early career academics seeking to publish their original research with a major English-language academic press.
This biennial prize will be offered by the SGMH for a book proposal of high-quality dealing with any aspect of minority history (broadly defined) relating to Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe.
Proposal submissions will be scored by our expert committee against a set of criteria focusing on originality, academic rigour and historiographical significance. All nominations for consideration must be of a scholarly character and written in English; the prize will be awarded to those who can demonstrate the potential to make a major contribution to the field of minority history in Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe.
Eligible nominations are singly- or jointly-authored proposals for a first monograph. Applicants must have already submitted their PhD thesis, or be close to submission, in order to qualify.
Please note that proposals for edited collections with multiple authors are not eligible for this award scheme.
The expert committee pledge to provide extensive feedback and support to the winner in preparing their proposal for submission to a major academic press. The monetary value of the prize is £100 awarded to the winner by the SGMH.
The winner will be announced early in 2023 during the BASEES Annual Conference at the University of Glasgow.

The deadline for nominations is 15 January 2023

Weitere Informationen finden Sie auf der Webseite der SGMH und im PDF weiter unten.