Now available: Volume 5 of Women East-West: Current Bibliography, January-March 2013. The Bibliography for the entire year of 2012, volumes 1-4 (January-December) is also available as a separate document.
2013 Competition for the Graduate Essay Prize
The Graduate Essay Prize is awarded to a chapter or article-length essay on any topic in any field or area of Slavic/East European/Central Asian Studies written by a woman, or on a topic in Slavic/East European/Central Asian Women's/Gender Studies written by a woman or a man. This competition is open to current doctoral students and to those who defended a doctoral dissertation in 2012-2013. If the essay is a seminar paper, it must have been written during the academic year 2012-2013. If the essay is a dissertation chapter, it should be accompanied by the dissertation abstract and table of contents. Previous submissions and published materials are ineligible. Essays should be no longer than 50 double-spaced pages, including reference matter, and in English (quoted text in any other language should be translated). Completed submissions must be received by September, 1 2013. For a partial list of past recipients click here.
The award carries a cash prize of $250; the winner will be announced at the ASEEES national convention in November.
Please send a copy of the essay and an updated CV to each of the three members of the Prize Committee; materials may be sent via regular mail or as email attachments. Please address any questions to the chair of the prize committee.
Adele Lindenmeyr, Ph.D., Committee Chair
Dean of Graduate Studies
800 Lancaster Ave
Villanova, PA 19085 USA
Professor Janet Johnson
Associate Professor, Political Science & Women’s Studies
Brooklyn College, CUNY
2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11210
Professor Sharon Kowalsky Associate Professor of History
Texas A and M University-Commerce
PO Box 3011
Texas A&M University-Commerce
Commerce, TX 75429
2013 Competition for the Heldt Prizes
The Association for Women in Slavic Studies invites nominations for the 2013 Competition for the Heldt Prizes, awarded for works of scholarship. To be eligible for nomination, all books and articles for the first three prize categories must be published between 15 April 2012 and 15 April 2013. The publication dates for the translation prize, which is offered every other year, are 15 April 2011 to 15 April 2013. Nominations for the 2013 prizes will be accepted for the following categories:
- Best book in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian women's studies
- Best article in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian women's studies
- Best book by a woman in any area of Slavic/East European/Eurasian studies
- Best translation in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian women’s studies
One may nominate individual books for more than one category, and more than one item for each category. Articles included in collections as well as journals are eligible for the "best article" prize, but they must be nominated individually. The prizes will be awarded at the AWSS meeting at the ASEEES National Convention in Boston, MA, in November, 2013.
To nominate any work, please send or request that the publisher send one copy to each of the four members of the Prize committee by 15 May 2013:
Choi Chatterjee, Heldt Prize Committee chairperson
Professor of History
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032
Yana Hashamova Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Slavic and East European Studies, Ohio State University
303 Oxley Hall
1712 Neil Ave. 303 Oxley Hall
Columbus, OH 43210
Martha Lampland Associate Professor, Sociology and Science Studies, University of California, San Diego
2648 Luna Avenue
San Diego, CA 92117-2410
Cristina Vatulescu Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature, Russian & Slavic Studies
Department of Comparative Literature
New York University
19 University Place, 3rd Fl.
New York, NY 10003
2012 Election Results
With a new electronic ballot and a record number of members participating, the recent elections were a great success. AWSS congratulates:
- Dr. Choi Chatterjee, Professor of History at California State University, Los Angeles, as our new Vice-President/President-Elect for 2013-2014.
- And four new Board members: Dr. Melissa Feinberg, Associate Professor of History and Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers University; Dr. Valerie Sperling, Professor of Political Science at Clark University; and two graduate student representatives: Nadezda Berkovich, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; and Jessica Zychowicz, a PhD Candidate in the Dept. of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Michigan.
2012 Outstanding Achievement Award
The Association for Women in Slavic Studies is pleased to announce the winner of its Outstanding Achievement Award for 2012, June Pachuta Farris, Bibliographer for Slavic and East European Studies, University of Chicago. For more information, click here.
AWSS is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2012 Heldt Prizes:
Best Book by a Woman in any area of Slavic/East European/Eurasian Studies
Gail Kligman and Katherine Verdery, Peasants under Siege. The Collectivization of Romanian Agriculture, 1949-1962 (Princeton University Press, 2011)
Honorable Mention: Katerina Clark, Moscow, the Fourth Rome: Stalinism, Cosmopolitanism, and the Evolution of Soviet Culture, 1931-1941 (Harvard University Press, 2011)
Best book in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian Women's Studies
Beth Holmgren, Starring Madame Modjeska: On Tour in Poland and America (Indiana University Press, 2012)
Best Article in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian Women's Studies
Agnès Kefeli, "The Tale of Joseph and Zulaykha on the Volga Frontier: The Struggle for Gender, Religious, and National Identity in Imperial and Post-Soviet Russia," Slavic Review 70, No. 2 (Summer 2011)
2012 Mary Zirin Prize
The Association for Women in Slavic Studies is pleased to announce Susan N. Smith as its 2012 Mary Zirin Prize winner. For more information, click here.
2012 Graduate Essay Prize
The 2012 Graduate Essay Prize is awarded to Chiara Bonfiglioli (University of Utrecht), for "From Comrades to Traitors: The Cominform Resolution of 1948," which is chapter 5 of her recently defended dissertation, "Revolutionary Networks. Women's Political and Social Activism in Cold War Italy and Yugoslavia (1945-1957)."
Keep up-to-date with professional news and opportunities as well as AWSS events by joining the AWSS listserv, located at email@example.com. The listserv carries bi-weekly job lists and daily announcements of interest to members as well as discussions on current topics and problems in Eurasian/Central/Eastern European women's studies. See the instructions here for how to join the listserv and receive its postings.
AWSS is pleased to announce the new co-editors of its newsletter, Women-East-West: Dr. Sally Boniece, Department of History, Frostburg State University, and Dr. Lisa A. Kirschenbaum, Department of History, West Chester University.
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Aspasia: International Yearbook of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern European Women's and Gender History
AWSS members receive a 25% discount
ASPASIA is an English-language international peer-reviewed yearbook that brings out the best scholarship in the field of interdisciplinary women's and gender history focused on and produced in Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe. This region includes such countries as Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, and Ukraine. In these countries the field of women's and gender history has developed unevenly and has remained only marginally represented in the "international" canon. Through its contributions, ASPASIA transforms "European women's history" into more than Western European women's history, as is still often the case, and expands the comparative angle of research on women and gender to all parts of Europe.
For further information regarding manuscript submissions and subscriptions, click here.