Sunday, April 27, 2014

ASA Announces April 30 Deadline for Award and Prize Nominations

The African Studies Association has sent out a note about approaching deadlines for various prizes and awards to be presented at the ASA's annual meeting in Indianapolis, November 20-23, 2014. These four awards have a nomination deadline of Wednesday, April 30:
The Melville J. Herskovits Award -- awarded to the author of the most important scholarly work in African studies published in English during the preceding year.

The Bethwell A. Ogot Book Prize -- awarded to the author of the best book on East African studies published in the preceding year.

The Distinguished Africanist Award recognizes a lifetime of distinguished contributions to African studies.

The Graduate Student Paper Prize -- awarded to the best paper presented by a graduate student at the previous year's Annual Meeting.