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Call for Nominations for the 2017 MES Book Award
Mar 15 all-day

The Middle East Section is now accepting nominations for its biennial book award. This award is given to an anthropological work (single- or multi-authored, but not edited volumes) that speaks to issues in a way that holds relevance beyond our subfield. Criteria may include: innovative approaches, theoretical sophistication, and topical originality.

Books submitted for the 2017 MES book award must have a publication date of 2015 or 2016.

To nominate a work, please send one copy of the book to each of the three committee members listed below.

All submissions must be received by March 15, 2017.

Send any inquiries to the MES Book Award Chair, Ilana Feldman: [email protected]

2017 MES Book Award Committee Members:

Ilana Feldman

Anthropology Department

George Washington University

2110 G St. NW

Washington, DC 20052

Amahl Bishara

Radcliffe Institute

8 Garden Street, #219,

Cambridge, MA 02138

Arzoo Osanloo

Law, Societies, and Justice Program

M256 Smith Hall/Campus Box 353565

University of Washington

Seattle, WA 98195-3565

Vinson Sutlive Book Prize in Historical Anthropology
May 15 all-day

The Department of Anthropology at William & Mary is pleased to invite nominations for the first Vinson Sutlive Book Prize in Historical Anthropology.  The prize goes to the best book published in the prior year, in any discipline, that makes use of anthropological perspectives in order to examine historical contexts and/or the role of the past in the present.

Nominated books must be published in English during 2016. Anyone may nominate a book. Nominations should be accompanied by a nominating letter; send the letter no later than May 15, 2017 directly to each of the Sutlive book prize jurors.

Gillian Feeley-Harnik, University of Michigan
[email protected]

Jonathan Glasser, William & Mary
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Andrea Wright, William & Mary
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