Barbara Jelavic Book Prize

Did you come across a new book in Southeast European studies that you absolutely love? Would you like to nominate it for the AAASS Barbara Jelavich Book Prize?

The Barbara Jelavich Book Prize, established in 1995, is awarded annually for a distinguished monograph published on any aspect of Southeast European or Habsburg studies since 1600, or nineteenth- and twentieth-century Ottoman or Russian diplomatic history.

Rules of Eligibility

Rules of eligibility for the Jelavich book prize competition are as follows:

  • The copyright date inside the book must list the previous calendar year as the date of publication, and the book must have been published in the United States
  • The book must be a monograph, preferably by a single author, or by no more than two authors
  • Authors must be scholars who are citizens or permanent residents of North America
  • Textbooks, translations, bibliographies, and reference works are ineligible

Nominating Instructions

Send one copy of eligible monograph to each Committee member AND to the AAASS main office. Check the AAASS website for the annual cut-off date by which nominations must be received and the addresses of the current committee members.

Submissions should be clearly marked “Barbara Jelavich Book Prize Nomination.” If you would like to receive an acknowledgment that your nomination was received, please enclose with the copy mailed to the AAASS main office a note with your e-mail address or a self-addressed stamped envelope or a postcard.

Southeast Europeanists Past Recipients of the Barbara Jelavich Book Prize

  • 2004 - Vladimir Tismaneanu, Stalinism for all Seasons: A Political History of Romanian Communism (University of California Press)
  • 2002 - Larry Wolff, Venice and the Slavs: The Discovery of Dalmatia in the Age of Enlightenment (Stanford University Press)
  • 2000 - Lois C. Dubin, The Port Jews of Habsburg Trieste: Absolutist Politics and Enlightenment Culture (Stanford University Press)
  • 1999 - Melissa K. Bokovoy, Peasants and Communists: Politics and Ideology in the Yugoslav Countryside, 1941-53 (University of Pittsburgh Press)
  • 1998 - Anastasia N. Karakasidou, Fields of Wheat, Hills of Blood: Passages to Nationhood in Greek Macedonia, 1870-1990 (University of Chicago Press)