European Studies Book Award

The European Studies Book Award honors the work of talented scholars who have written their first book on any subject in European Studies published within a two-year period.

A multi-disciplinary Book Award Committee appointed by CES will choose the winner. The winning author will receive $1,000 as well as a registration fee waiver for the 2020 International Conference of Europeanists. The winner will also be recognized in CES publications and on our website.


For the 2020 European Studies Book Award competition, each nominated title must meet the following criteria:

  • Be the first book written by the nominee in the field of European Studies;
  • Be published between October 1, 2017 and September 30, 2019
  • Not be a reprint or re-edition of a previously published book
  • 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.


Applications and Nominations open September 15, 2019 and are due (postmarked by) October 15, 2019. (Winners will be notified of the committee’s decision by May 2020.) 

*The European Studies Book Award is awarded in even years, alternating with the Eurpean Studies First Article Prize. For more information, please contact CES at: