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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:

Dovile Budryte
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

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

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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:

  1. A significant scholarly topic or issue or question of public policy.
  2. A thesis, a point, a good question.
  3. Research marshaled to support and explain the theories in question.
  4. The quality of writing regardless of the age or status of the author.
  5. Preference to a junior scholar if the quality of the article so merits.

Honorary Fellows

1990: Donald W. Treadgold, University of Washington

1986: Esko Hakli, University of Helsinki

1984: Algirdas J. Greimas, College de France

1982: Czeslaw Milosz, University of California, Berkeley