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2016
Middle East and Islamic Studies

Qur’ans of the Umayyads: a First Overview by François Déroche is the 2016 I.R. Iran World Book of the Year. 

2016
Middle East and Islamic Studies

Dr. Karin Scheper has been awarded the De La Court Prize by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences for her PhD research on Islamic bookbinding, which resulted in a book publication with Brill: The Technique of Islamic Bookbinding.
The prize of € 7,500 is intended for someone who has done unpaid and independent research.

 

2016
Middle East and Islamic Studies

The Sanskrit, Syriac and Persian Sources in the Comprehensive Book of Rhazes by Prof. Oliver Kahl has been selected by the jury of the World Award for the Book of the Year of the Islamic Republic of Iran as one the best books of the year in the field of Islamic/Iranian Studies.

2016
African Studies

The Arabic Literature of Africa Volume 5 (2 vols.) is the recipient of the African Studies Association’s 2016 Conover-Porter Award. The award has been presented during the Awards Ceremony at the 59th Annual Meeting, on December 3 2016, Washington DC.

2015
Classical Studies

The winner of the second "Jozef IJsewijn Prize for best first book on a Neo-Latin topic" (triennium 2012-2015) is Valéry Berlincourt, Commenter la Thébaïde (16e-19e s.). Caspar von Barth et la tradition exégétique de Stace, Mnemosyne Supplements 354 (Leiden-Boston: Brill, 2013). 

2015
History

The Guelph Centre for Scottish Studies is delighted to announce that the Frank Watson Book Prize for 2015 has been awarded to Dr Allan Kennedy of the University of Manchester. The prize-winning book, Governing Gaeldom: The Scottish Highlands and the Restoration State, 1660-1688 (Northern World, Leiden: Brill, 2014), examines the Highlands in the reigns of Charles II and James VII and the complex relationships that existed between the state, the Highland elites, and the Highland people. One of the strengths of the book is its success in showing repeatedly that the Highlanders were far from a single political or cultural group in this period, and the dangers of ‎simplistic assumptions about their governance and attitude towards the state. In a large and impressive field of books that reminded the committee how robust our subject is, Dr Kennedy's work stood out.

2015
Literature and Cultural Studies

"Place-ing the Prison Officer. The ‘Warder’ in the British Literary and Cultural Imagination" by Cornelia Wächter published in Brill |Rodopi’s book series Spatial Practices in January 2015, is the winner of the 2015 BritCult Award. Congratulations!

2015
Middle East and Islamic Studies

Dimitri Gutas was awarded the 2015 I.R. Iran World Award for the Book of the Year for Avicenna and the Aristotelian Tradition: Introduction to Reading Avicenna's Philosophical Works. Second, Revised and Enlarged Edition, Including an Inventory of Avicenna’s Authentic Works (also available in paperback) in the field of Islamic/Iranian Studies.

2015
Middle East and Islamic Studies

Anne-Sylvie Boisliveau was awarded the 2015 I.R. Iran World Award for the Book of the Year for Le Coran par lui-même: Vocabulaire et argumentation du discours coranique autoréférentiel in the field of Islamic/Iranian Studies.

2015
African Studies

The 2015 CIES Joyce Cain Award for Distinguished Research on People of African Descent has been awarded to Professor Ali A. Abdi, University of British Columbia, for his article “Decolonizing Educational and Social Development Platforms in Africa, in the special issue of African and Asian Studies, 12 (1-2, 2013) entitled: “The Owl of Minerva on a Baobab Tree, Schooling, and African Awakening: Half a Century of Post-Colonial Education for Development in Sub-Saharan Africa.”