Prof. Devel.: Francis Book Prize (The Canadian Association of Slavists)

Deadline for Nominations: May 19, 2017

The Canadian Association of Slavists/Taylor and Francis Book Prize in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies

The Canadian Association of Slavists’ Taylor and Francis Book Prize was established in 2014 and is sponsored by Taylor and Francis Publishers. It is awarded annually for the best academic book in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies published in the previous calendar year by a Canadian author (citizen or permanent resident).

The book prize jury consists of three members chosen by the CAS executive.

Nominations for the 2017 Book Prize competition are to be postmarked by or on 19 May 2017.  Please note that one member of the jury would prefer to receive electronic versions of the submissions.

The prize winner will be announced in an e-mail to CAS members and on the CAS/CSP website in September 2017. The winner receives a cash award of $250 CAD and recognition at the annual conference of the Canadian Association of Slavists.

Rules of eligibility for the Canadian Association of Slavists’ Taylor and Francis Book Prize competition are as follows:

    • The copyright date inside the book must list the previous calendar year as the date of publication (the book must have been published in 2016 to be eligible for the 2017 competition).
    • The book must be in the form of a monograph, preferably by a single author, or by no more than two authors.
    • Authors must be citizens or permanent residents of Canada.
    • The work must originally be published in French or English either in or outside Canada.
    • Works may deal with any aspect of Slavic, East European, or Eurasian Studies (languages, literatures, cinemas, cultures, visual arts, politics, history, etc.).
    • Textbooks in the strict sense of the word do not qualify, but a broad interpretive work of a major period or area qualifies.
    • Translations, bibliographies, reference works, edited volumes, and smaller works such as pamphlets are not eligible.

Nominating Instructions

  1. Nomination for the prize can come from an author, a third party, or a publisher. There is no limit on the number of entries a publisher may submit.
  1. Send an e-mail to the office of Canadian Slavonic Papers/Revue canadienne des slavistes ( to notify the Canadian Association of Slavists of your intent to nominate a publication for the CAS’ Taylor and Francis Book Prize. Please copy this e-mail to yourself as well.
  1. Send one copy of the eligible monograph to each member of the book prize jury (see addresses below). Submissions should be marked “The Canadian Association of Slavists’ Taylor and Francis Book Prize Nomination.” If you would like to receive an acknowledgment that your nomination was received, please enclose with the copy mailed to a jury member a note with your e-mail address or a self-addressed stamped envelope. Nominations must be postmarked by or on 19 May 2017 to be eligible for the 2017 competition.
  1. It is the responsibility of the author (if s/he self-nominates), his/her nominator, or his/her publisher to send the books to the jury.
  1. Please note that books sent to members of the jury will not normally be returned once the competition is over. However, special arrangements to return a book may be made between a jury member and nominator after the competition ends.

2017 Jury for the Canadian Association of Slavists’ Taylor and Francis Book Prize

Dr. Andrea Chandler, Carleton University, Committee Chair

Mailing address:
Department of Political Science
B640 Loeb Building
Carleton University
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON, Canada
K1S 5B6

Dr. Myroslav ShkandrijUniversity of Manitoba

Mailing address:
278 McAdam Avenue,
Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Dr. Andrii Krawchuk, University of Sudbury
**Dr. Krawchuk would prefer electronic copies of submissions**

Mailing address:
Department of Religious Studies
University of Sudbury
935 Ramsey Lake Road
Sudbury, ON P3E 2C6

Heather J. Coleman
Associate Professor
Editor, Canadian Slavonic Papers/Revue canadienne des slavistes
Director, Research Program on Religion and Culture, Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies

Mailing Address:
Department of History and Classics
2-28 Tory Building
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB  T6G 2H4  CANADA
tel. 780-492-3922

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