Submit Books for the CESS Awards Now!

CESS Book Awards are now open! The deadline for submissions is July 1, 2023.

CESS gives two Book Awards annually, one in the Social Sciences and one in History & Humanities.

The Book awards offering began in 2007 in each category in alternating years; from 2018 to 2020 both awards were given annually; in 2021, the award was given only in Social Sciences; beginning in 2022 awards are given in both categories each year.

The CESS Book Awards and two monetary prizes of $500 are presented to the authors of the books that represent the most important contributions to Central Eurasian studies during the award period. Two interdisciplinary subcommittees of scholars of Central Eurasia, selected annually by the CESS Board from among a pool of applicants, consider scholarly merit, argumentative scope, and felicity of style in their deliberations.

The winners of the 2023 Book Awards will be announced during the CESS Annual Conference, held at the University of Pittsburgh on October 19-22, 2023.

Rules and procedures for the competition are as follows:

1. Books must be scholarly monographs based on original research and published in English in 2021 or 2022;

2. Books may be submitted in one category for one competition only, and no book may be considered more than once;

3. Scholarly monographs translated into English from other languages are eligible for consideration;

4. Edited volumes, new editions of previously published books, bibliographies, dictionaries, and textbooks are not eligible;

5. Nominations may be made by either the publisher, the author, or a CESS member.


To be considered, the link to the book should be sent to the Society Administrator (please email ) by the deadline specified above. E-books are strongly preferred.