European Studies Book Award

The CES Book Award honors the work of talented new scholars and is given for the best first book on any subject in European Studies published within a two-year period.

A multi-disciplinary Book Award Committee appointed by the Council’s Executive Committee will choose the winner and a formal presentation of the award will be conducted at the Council’s 23rd International Conference of Europeanists (Philadelphia, PA, April 14-16, 2016). The winning author will receive $1,000 and travel assistance to attend the conference and award ceremony. The winner and will be recognized in Council publications and on our website.



For the 2016 Book Award competition, each nominated title must meet the following criteria:
  • must be the first book written by the nominee in the field of European Studies;
  • must be published between October 1, 2013 and September 30, 2015;
  • must not be a reprint or re-edition of a previously published book;
  • must be the work of one author only;
  • the author must be a member of the Council for European Studies or must hold a full-time faculty appointment at an institution that is a member. 
Nominations may be submitted by the publisher, author or an admiring colleague, and must be accompanied by seven (7) copies of the nominated title separately mailed to the Council for European Studies and the six members of its Book Award Committee:

Rima Wilkes, Chair
University of British Columbia

Sébastien Chauvin
University of Amsterdam

Lisa Conant
University of Denver

Hazel Gold
Emory University

Pauli Kettunen
University of Helsinki

Daniel Mügge
University of Amsterdam


The submission period is now closed.


The nomination period has ended.


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