Call for submissions: 2018 Book Awards Competition


Please note that the call for submissions has closed

In 2007, the Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS) established two CESS Book Awards, one for work in History and the Humanities and another for work in the Social Sciences. These awards had been given in alternate years. Beginning in 2018, CESS will present awards to books in both the Social Sciences and History and the Humanities.

The CESS Book Award and a monetary prize of $500 is presented to the author of the book or monograph that represents the most important contribution to Central Eurasian studies during the award period. An interdisciplinary panel of three scholars of Central Eurasia, appointed annually by the CESS Board, consider scholarly merit, argumentative scope, and felicity of style in their deliberations.

In addition, CESS will also award an Honorable Mention to submissions that were highly rated by the panel.

Visit the Book Awards page to view the guidelines for submission eligibility and how to submit your work.

The shortlist will be announced in July and the winner will be announced at the 19th CESS Annual Conference at the University of Pittsburgh on October 25-28, 2018.