The 2015 Historia Nova Competition is now open for nominations!

Background:  Established in 2012 by the Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation and Academic Studies Press, the Historia Nova Prize for the Best Book on Russian Intellectual and Cultural  History recognizes the best scholarly volume originally written and published in English within the preceding two years.  The range of eligible genres has included single and collective-author monographs, collections of articles, and special thematic issues of scholarly journals.

Juried in the past three years by a five-person international team with logistical support from the Press, the Historia Nova prize seeks nominations from publishers, literary agencies, universities and university departments, journals, scholarly organizations, artistic unions, groups, and individuals. 

Past winners have included:

 2012 Historia Nova: Katerina Clark, Moscow the Fourth Rome (Harvard University Press, 2011);

2013 Historia Nova: Serhii Plokhii, The Cossack Myth: History and Nationhood in the Age of Empires (Cambridge University Press, 2012);

2014 Historia Nova: Valerie Kivelson, Desperate Magic: The Moral Economy of Witchcraft in Seventeenth-Century Russia (Cornell University Press, 2013).

Nomination Details:  The 2015 Historia Nova award, to be announced at the November 2015 ASEEES convention (19-22 November, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown), will be chosen from nominations submitted to until 1 June 2015.   

The Organizing Committee asks that publishers nominating their own titles send five complimentary copies of the book to:

Academic Studies Press
Attn: Historia Nova
28 Montfern Avenue
Brighton MA 02135 USA

The Organizing Committee would be grateful to anyone who would help us circulate this announcement to a broad community of potential nominators and authors.


Academic Studies Press

Founded in 2007, Academic Studies Press quickly established itself as a leading publisher in both Jewish and Slavic studies. Our monographs, multi-authored collections, anthologies, critical companions, and memoirs are frequently and highly recommended by CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, and our books have been the recipients of many awards, including the National Jewish Book Award for Education and Jewish Identity, the Helen and Stan Vine Canadian Jewish Book Award in Holocaust Literature, and the Helecki Award for Outstanding Book on the Polish Experience in America. Our books are curated in collaboration with our series editors who are major scholars in their respective fields.