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Classical Islamic World Book Prize 2018

The Classical Islamic World prize is an important part of Gorgias’ longstanding commitment to supporting unique and valuable research on both the Islamic world and the wider Near East across Late Antiquity.

Gorgias Press is delighted to announce that the international Classical Islamic World Book Prize (CIW) is available again for 2018. Based on the decision of an internationally renowned panel of scholars, the CIW will recognise three exceptional early career contributions to the academic study of the classical Islamic world. In particular, the CIW will invite scholars from across the world to submit unpublished monographs that are either revised PhD theses or first Postdoctoral monographs.

The winners of the CIW will be announced in September 2018. The winning submission will be awarded an inscribed plaque, a contract to publish their monograph under Gorgias Press’ Islamic History and Thought Series, and $500 worth of Gorgias Press publications. Prizes will also be awarded to the second and third place submissions.

The panel of judges is as follows:

Professor Dr. Maher Jarrar – American University of Beirut

Dr. Harry Munt – University of York

Associate Professor Dr. Ahmed El Shamsy – University of Chicago

Assistant Professor Dr. Adam Talib – University of Durham

Dr. George Kiraz, Editor-in-Chief of Gorgias Press, said:

‘‘The Classical Islamic World prize is an important part of Gorgias’ longstanding commitment to supporting unique and valuable research on both the Islamic world and the wider Near East across Late Antiquity. Most importantly, the prize will highlight and support the important work being carried out by young academics at a point in their careers when such support is most needed.’’

To enter a submission, please send the following information, in pdf format, to adam@gorgiaspress.com

Covering Letter: This should include your name, contact details/affiliation(s), and the names/affiliations of your supervisors, if applicable.

– Letter of Support: In a maximum of 700 words, provide an abstract of your thesis/monograph and describe what unique contribution your book makes to the field.

– References (optional): Provide up to two letters of support from supervisors, or established specialists in the field who are familiar with your book, on the originality and value of the work.

– CV

– The manuscript

The deadline for submissions will be Wednesday 12th MARCH 2018 (midnight). For more information about the CIW, the submission guidelines and criteria, and the judging process, please contact Gorgias Press’ Islamic Studies editor: adam@gorgiaspress.com.

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