Entries must be postmarked by or on March 31, 2018
The L. Carl Brown AIMS Book Prize in North African Studies for 2018 — 2019 announcement coming soon! —
2018 WINNER: Hussein Fancy The Mercenary Mediterranean: Sovereignty, Religion, and Violence in the Medieval Crown of Aragon
2018 Honorable Mention: Jeffrey James Byrne Mecca of Revolution: Algeria, Decolonization & the Third World Order
Established in 2013, the L. Carl Brown AIMS Book Prize is awarded annually to the outstanding book in the area of North African studies. The winning work reflects the innovative intellectual achievements in North African studies exemplified by Garrett Professor in Foreign Affairs and Professor Emeritus at Princeton University, L. Carl Brown. The prize carries an honorarium of $500.00. No cash prize offered for honorable mention. The winner will be asked to give a brief presentation at the annual AIMS business meeting of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA).
To be eligible for consideration, submissions will be books in any chronological period and any field of the humanities or social sciences published in the English language. Books will demonstrate originality of research, new theoretical insights, and advance knowledge about North Africa. The committee reserves the right not to award the prize, if no book is found deserving.
Books published in 2015, 2016, or 2017 are eligible for consideration for the 2018 award (copyright year must be 2015, 2016, or 2017).
At the time of submission, the author(s) of the submitted work must be current members of AIMS.
Three copies of the book must be sent to the AIMS office at the University of Arizona:
American Institute for Maghrib Studies Center for Middle Eastern Studies
University of Arizona 845 N. Park Ave., Room 470 Tucson, AZ 85721-0158 USA
Each submission must be accompanied by an information sheet from the publisher with the following information: Author Name Book Title Publisher Name Year of Publication ISBN # Contact name, phone, email
To be considered for the prize, entries must be postmarked by or on March 31, 2018.
Late entries cannot be considered.
The American Institute
for Maghrib Studies
845 N. Park Ave.
Marshall Bldg., Room 470
Tucson, AZ 85721-0158 USA