The Hagiography Society Book Prize
The Hagiography Society is pleased to announce a new book prize. This prize will be awarded to a scholarly first book written on any disciplinary subject that makes an outstanding contribution to the study and understanding of saints, holy men and women, virtue traditions, and the concept of sanctity in ideational, literary, artistic, and sociohistorical dimensions in the pre-modern period. Books concerning all geographies and religious systems are eligible.
The monetary value of the prize is $500. The author of the book presented to the competition must be a member of the Hagiography Society by the time of the book’s submission. Each year, the prize committee will consist of three scholars called upon by the Society to fulfill the task of awarding the prize. The submission deadline for the inaugural prize is 30 May 2017, and the recipient of the prize will be announced latest by mid-fall of 2017.
All books that have been published between May 2015-May 2016 are eligible for the prize. Please arrange for 3 copies of your book/manuscript to be sent to: Neslihan Şenocak, Department of History, Columbia University, 510 Fayerweather Hall, New York, NY 10027.
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