Awards and Prizes
AABS Book Prize
Nomination deadline for books published 2016-2017: January 15, 2018
Up to $500
The Association awards the biennial AABS Book Prize to an outstanding English-language scholarly book in Baltic Studies (humanities and social sciences). The current award period covers books published in 2016 and 2017. Books with a broadly historical, literary, social, or cultural significance are of particular interest. Narrowly specialized or overly technical books will not be considered. To nominate, please send a letter of nomination and, if possible, a copy of the nominated book to Dr. Dovile Budryte at this address:
School of Liberal Arts, Political Science
Georgia Gwinnett College
1000 University Center Lane
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
You may also send nomination letters via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anyone may submit a nomination. We prefer that those nominating a book for consideration arrange for a copy to be sent to the individual and address above. The winner will be announced at the 2018 Baltic Studies Conference. For inquiries, please contact Dovile Budryte, AABS Vice President for Publications, at email@example.com.
Undergraduate Paper in Baltic Studies Award
The AABS Undergraduate Paper in Baltic Studies Award recognizes academic papers on Baltic Studies based on originality, scholarship, excellence in writing and quality of engagement with the subject area. Two winners will be awarded a prize of $100 each, to be announced at the biennial AABS Conference and simultaneously on the AABS website. Honorable mentions will also be recognized.
To be eligible:
- Papers may be on any topic within the field of Baltic Studies (e.g. history, political science, sociology, anthropology, linguistics, religious studies, etc.)
- Papers must be written in English
- Papers must be at least 1500 words in length
- Papers must be written as a class assignment in fall 2016 or winter 2017. Papers written for a class held in 2016-2017 may be submitted if the student graduated in spring 2017. Papers written prior to the 2016-2017 academic year are not eligible.
Faculty members at the college and university level are invited to nominate an undergraduate paper by March 15, 2018. To submit a nomination, send to firstname.lastname@example.org a copy of the paper and a one page nomination cover letter with the following information:
- Name, institutional affiliation and contact information of nominator
- Name and contact information of nominee
- Course in which the paper was assigned
- 1-2 paragraphs on the reasons for the nomination
Vilis Vītols Article Prize
The Vilis Vītols annual award of $500 is presented to the author of the best article in a given year of the Journal of Baltic Studies. The best article is selected by a committee appointed by the AABS board. Priority is given to articles that encompass more than one Baltic country and thus expressly represent Baltic studies. The criteria for evaluating articles are:
- A significant scholarly topic or issue or question of public policy.
- A thesis, a point, a good question.
- Research marshaled to support and explain the theories in question.
- The quality of writing regardless of the age or status of the author.
- Preference to a junior scholar if the quality of the article so merits.
1986: Esko Hakli, University of Helsinki 1984: Algirdas J. Greimas, College de France 1982: Czeslaw Milosz, University of California, Berkeley
1986: Esko Hakli, University of Helsinki
1984: Algirdas J. Greimas, College de France
1982: Czeslaw Milosz, University of California, Berkeley