Three books received Honorable Mentions for the 2018 AABS Book Prize:
Christine Beresniova, Holocaust Education in Lithuania (Lexington Books, 2017)
The review committee noted that the book “makes an original, comprehensive and significant contribution to the analysis and evaluation of Holocaust education in Lithuania, based on extensive fieldwork and building on earlier publications. The issue of Holocaust education is of central importance to Lithuania’s integration in Europe in terms of political, cultural and educational matters.”
Dalia Leinarte, The Lithuanian Family in Its European Context, 1800-1914 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017)
In its consideration of this book, the committee described it as “distinguished by the methodological diversity. [Parts of the book] present a microscopic view evaluating the subjective range of motives and perceptions of intelligentsia or peasants. At the same time, quantitative data and structural analyses are present…reconstructing long-term developmental tendencies.”
Vasilijus Safronovas, The Creation of National Spaces in a Pluricultural Region; The Case of Prussian Lithuania (Academic Studies Press, 2016)
The review committee commented that “this fascinating study makes a valuable and fresh contribution to recent historiography about Lithuania, as scholars have recovered multiple older meanings, usages, and imaginings of ‘Lithuania’ as a concept, often in significant contrast to current usage as the designation of a nation-state that has regained independence and statehood.”
Other Awards and Prizes News
AABS has selected two undergraduate students, Marija Čyvas and Gintarė Daulys, to receive the 2020 AABS Undergraduate Paper in Baltic Studies Award. The AABS committee for selecting the awardees of the Undergraduate Paper Award, chaired by Student Representative Kristo Nurmis, noted that both awarded papers were very well-written, empirically rich, and packaged in a good theoretical framework.
The $250 award recognizes academic papers on Baltic Studies based on originality, scholarship, excellence in writing and quality of engagement with the subject area. Faculty members at the college and university level are invited to nominate undergraduate papers once in every two years. The 2020 awards recognize papers written as class assignments in 2018 or 2019.
AABS congratulates the winners of the 2020 Undergraduate Paper award and thanks all faculty members who submitted nominations.
AABS announces that it has selected three Journal of Baltic Studies articles to receive the 2018 and 2019 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....
AABS awards the Vilis Vītols prize to the best article each year published in the Journal of Baltic Studies. 2017 Prize: "Liberals and nationalism: E. H. Carr, Walter Lippmann and the Baltic States from 1918 to 1944" by Kaarel Piirimäe. The review committee...