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.
The winners of the Vilis Vītols Article Prize are announced once in every two years, at the AABS conference. The winners of the 2020 and 2021 Vilis Vītols Article Prize will be announced at the 2022 Baltic Studies Conference.
Other Awards & 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...